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£3bn in Construction Contracts Awarded – Northwest 2019

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Full Details of over 100 Construction Contracts worth over £3bn that have been awarded in 2019 to date now available on our Mobile Friendly Construction Database. From the £330m Albert Square Town Hall Refurbishment in Manchester to the £250m Infinity Project Development in Liverpool we have it all. Our database has details of construction projects at all stages including Contracts Awarded   and Commencement. Exclusive Fully researched project details.

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Construction Contracts Awarded in the North West 2019

Construction Contracts Awarded North West 2019

The We Connect Construction site www.weconnectconstruction.co.uk is a database of Researched Construction Projects and Construction Contracts Awarded in the North West (London and the rest of the UK coming soon). The Database is Map Driven, Mobile Friendly and the ideal tool for building a sales pipeline to the construction sector.

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£1.4bn in Construction Contracts Awarded – Liverpool 2019 to date

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Full Details of 27 Construction Contracts worth over £1.4bn that have been awarded in Merseyside / Liverpool between January and may 2019 now available on our Mobile Friendly Construction Database. From the £32m Renshaw Hall Student hotel to the Birkenhead Town Centre Regeneration we have it all. Our database has details of construction projects at all stages including Contracts Awarded   and Commencement. Exclusive Fully researched project details.

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The We Connect Construction site www.weconnectconstruction.co.uk is a database of Researched Construction Projects and Construction Contracts Awarded in the North West (London and the rest of the UK coming soon). The Database is Map Driven, Mobile Friendly and the ideal tool for building a sales pipeline to the construction sector.

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This is essential information for effective project tracking and sales management.

£1.4bn of Construction Projects Commenced in Manchester 2019 to Date

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Full Details of 56 Construction Projects worth over £1.4bn that have been awarded in Greater Manchester between January and may 2019 now available on our Mobile Friendly Construction Database. From the £330m Albert Square Town Hall Refurbishment in Manchester to the Terminal 2 Manchester Airport Extension we have it all. Our database has details of construction projects at all stages including Contracts Awarded   and Commencement. Exclusive Fully researched project details.

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The We Connect Construction site www.weconnectconstruction.co.uk is a database of Researched Construction Projects and Construction Contracts Awarded in the North West (London and the rest of the UK coming soon). The Database is Map Driven, Mobile Friendly and the ideal tool for building a sales pipeline to the construction sector.

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This is essential information for effective project tracking and sales management.

£800m in Construction Contracts Awarded – Northwest 2019

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Full Details of 85 Construction Contracts worth over £800m that have been awarded in January and February 2019 now available on our Mobile Friendly Construction Database. From the £330m Albert Square Town Hall Refurbishment in Manchester to the £5.8m Student Accommodation Development in Lancaster we have it all. Our database has details of construction projects at all stages including Contracts Awarded   and Commencement. Exclusive Fully researched project details.

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Construction Contracts Awarded in the North West 2019

Construction Contracts Awarded North West 2019

The We Connect Construction site www.weconnectconstruction.co.uk is a database of Researched Construction Projects and Construction Contracts Awarded in the North West (London and the rest of the UK coming soon). The Database is Map Driven, Mobile Friendly and the ideal tool for building a sales pipeline to the construction sector.

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This is essential information for effective project tracking and sales management.

Bolton Council plan to inspire £1 billion of development & investment

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Bolton Council hopes its £100 million masterplan will inspire £1 billion of development and investment. The planned regeneration will follow a recent flurry of successful investments in the area, including the award winning Market Place and the opening of a £50 million transport interchange.

£1 billion of development & investment

Crompton Place:

In January 2019, the Council bought the existing Crompton Place for £14.8m. Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Linda Thomas, described the purchase as an opportunity for transformational change.

She said: “The purchase of Crompton Place is fundamental to support the regeneration and transformation of our town centre.

“It is at the heart of our town’s civic and retail core and this deal means we now have control of a major strategic site that is critical to delivering the Town Centre Masterplan.

“We will now be focusing on ways to regenerate the area for the long term benefit of the town centre and our residents across the borough.

“We have carried out extensive due diligence checks before acquiring the centre and these have confirmed that the purchase price reflects current market conditions and represents fair market value.

“Bolton is following the example of many other local authorities across the country that have also invested in their local shopping centres to deliver regeneration schemes.

“There will be no changes in the day to day operation and running of the shopping centre in the immediate future, to ensure it continues to operate smoothly for tenants and shoppers.”

Church Wharf:

£1 billion of development & investment

The Council will partner with Muse Developments to regenerate this underused site alongside the River Croal. Plans include 320 homes, including townhouses and apartments, a new hotel, commercial offices, and leisure/retail opportunities.

Residents and visitors to this distinctive new area will enjoy green, open space and make use of a new footbridge linking the site to Bank Street. A walkway through a new ‘river park’ will improve access to the river.

The new neighbourhood will boost the local economy with up to 290 jobs created when the site is completed and 130 jobs during construction. The Council will also benefit from an additional £450,000 of business rates each year.

David Burkinshaw, Muse Developments, said:

“Cities and towns across the North are being revitalised as more people choose to live in urban centres. This shift in the way people want to live is enabling new neighbourhoods to be created with a daytime and evening economy, where restaurants, bars, cafes and shops all thrive.

“The Church Wharf site is in an ideal location for new homes, within minutes walk of the centre of town. The setting alongside the River Croal and with impressive views of the two churches gives Muse the opportunity, working in partnership with Bolton Council, to create something really special that people can be proud of.

“The area has a rich industrial heritage and the development will be designed to balance the desire for modern, high quality architecture with its historic setting. We’re looking at retaining some of the existing buildings and other features.”

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, added:

“Church Wharf is a key gateway into Bolton town centre and one of five sites in the Council’s billion-pound town centre masterplan. Creating a new neighbourhood at Church Wharf will help regenerate the town centre and breathe new life into the area. We’re supporting this vision with £100m direct investment to fund the key infrastructure needed to deliver important town centre sites including Church Wharf.

“We’re delighted to be working with Muse who have a great track record in regeneration. We’re excited by the plans that have been developed and would encourage local people to come along to the consultation events and have their say.”

Trinity Gateway:

A £45 million town centre development could see a 230 ft 20-storey high tower built alongside a new 500 space multi-storey car park and a 30,000 sq ft office block.

This would be the centrepiece of the Council’s masterplan. The 150 one and two-bedroom apartments would be aimed at young professionals, commuters and growing families that want to remain in the town centre.

The plans also include a new office scheme designed to appeal to existing organisations based in Bolton, as well as attracting new businesses to the area.

The multi-storey car park would be linked to the railway station’s footbridge making the scheme will be highly accessible and commuter-friendly.

A spokesperson for the consortium said: “This is a landmark mixed-use project of the highest quality and design, which will be the first in a series of transformational schemes for Bolton, reflecting the council’s ambitions to regenerate the town centre.

“The project will have local employment, training and apprenticeships at its core, as will all future developments delivered by the consortium.

“The project has attracted significant institutional funding, which will filter into further projects which we anticipate will also involve facilitating the expansion plans of the University of Bolton.”

Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Ebrahim Adia said: “Bolton is booming and attracting significant investor interest. This is a bold new vision of what could be the future for a key gateway into Bolton.

“The designs for the residential tower are striking and will change the landscape of Bolton town centre. It has been designed to offer something different, using brownfield land for housing, which is our priority.

“And the scale reflects demand due to population, wage growth, and the growing attraction of Bolton’s location in the city region.

“Creating a modern car park will cater for commuters using the interchange. It fits in with our vision of delivering a more integrated transport hub making it easier for residents to switch from one mode of transport to another.

“There is also demand for good quality office accommodation from businesses who have plans to move to Bolton and create jobs.

“The image will be a talking point, and these are early designs. The developers will also hold a full and thorough consultation on the final plans for the area, as part of the planning application process.

“Trinity Gateway shows that developers have confidence in Bolton and demonstrates the commitment that investors are prepared to make. It is a key site in the council’s billion-pound town centre masterplan and we are really pleased to be working with BRL on plans for the area.”

BRL expects to submit a planning application this Spring.

What do locals think of the plans?

Kelsey, 18 said: “I think it’s a good idea. More shops and places for people to live mean people will spend more money in Bolton. If they build more houses and apartments I’ll have more choice of where to live when I move out.”

Becky, 18 said: “Crompton Place does need to be made better. I’d be happy with a bigger Primark and other shops so I don’t have to go into Manchester to go shopping. I think the plans for Trinity Gateway look nice. Building apartments is better than building houses because you get more people in them.”

Damien, 28 said: “Building a fancy shopping centre or a large apartment block is not going to improve the town centre in anyway. I have lived in Bolton all my life and scrubbing it up won’t make a difference as people will still destroy the place. We need places to go that aren’t a shop or the pub. The cinema in the Marketplace is nice, but you can’t go every week. We used to have a water park, which was absolutely amazing and attracted visitors to Bolton. Something like that would boost the local economy more effectively.”

Harry, 21 said: “I think the money for the £150m neighbourhood at Church Wharf should be spent on more important matters such as getting the homeless off the streets and fed. The Council should be buying and doing things with all the abandoned buildings up and down Bradshaw Gate before spending more money on the shopping centre especially after the market place has just been done up.”

£1 billion of development & investment

New homes registered in January (Over 12,500)

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The UK’s housebuilders and developers registered 12,677 new homes at the start of the year – an increase of 9% compared to January 2018.

8,931 were registered in the private sector (9,214 in 2018), with 3,746 in the affordable sector (2,469 in 2018).

For the rolling quarter, between November and January 38,611 new homes were registered compared to 37,990 a year ago – an increase of 2%. During this period there were 26,668 new homes registered in the private sector (28,509 in 2017/18: -6%) and 11,943 in the affordable sector (9,481 in 2017/18: +26%).

Seven out of the 12 UK regions experienced growth in registrations during this period – notably Northern Ireland (+65%), Wales (+20%) and the South East (+19%).

NHBC is the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK and its registration statistics are a lead indicator for the new homes market.

Commenting on the first new home figures of 2019, NHBC Chief Executive Steve Wood said: “As a standalone month, the January figures show some solid growth, with a particularly good uplift in the affordable sector.

“However, it is clear that Brexit uncertainties are affecting the private sector and this will impact the months ahead.  NHBC will continue to work to help the industry face these challenges and to keep the focus on the quality of new homes.”

NOTE:

  • During November ’18 – January ‘19 the number of NHBC new home registrations was 38,611 compared to 37,990 a year ago.
  • 26,668 were registered in the private sector, compared to 28,509 in the previous year.
  • 11,943 were registered in the affordable sector, compared to 9,481 in the previous year.
  • Full regional breakdown of total new homes registered during this period:

 

NHBC – UK Registrations by Region
England – Regions Nov 18 – Jan 19 Nov 17 – Jan 18
NORTH EAST 1,190 1,039
NORTH WEST & MERSEYSIDE 4,733 4,228
YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE 2,676 2,527
WEST MIDLANDS 3,424 3,766
EAST MIDLANDS 2,981 4,014
EASTERN 3,914 4,036
SOUTH WEST 3,313 3,480
LONDON 4,325 4,763
SOUTH EAST 7,201 6,034
TOTAL ENGLAND 33,757 33,887
SCOTLAND 2,360 2,295
WALES 1,316 1,095
NORTHERN IRELAND & ISLE OF MAN 1,178 713
TOTAL UK 38,611 37,990

 

  • Registrations refer to the process of a builder registering a new plot/home to be built in the coming months or weeks, to be covered by NHBC’s ten-year Buildmark warranty. Completions refer to when a new home is completed as indicated by NHBC inspectors.

 

  • Changes can occur between figures published at different times owing to changes in policies and cancellations.

 

  • NHBC is the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK. NHBC’s ten-year Buildmark warranty covers around 80 per cent of new homes built in the UK, having covered nearly eight million homes since it began and currently protecting around 1.5 million homes. NHBC is a non-profit distributing organisation with no shareholders.

 

 

£10m Holiday Inn Express Development in Barrow in Furness

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£10m Holiday Inn Express Development in Barrow in Furness

This week on We Connect we are looking at the Holiday Inn Express hotel development in Barrow in Furness.

The £10 million project headed up by Bowmer & Kirkland is underway and plans are for a 127 bed hotel.

Following an archaeological study on the site of the former Police Station in Barrow in Furness town centre.

Work was finally given the go ahead earlier in the year with companies installing the gas, electric and water supply expected to be on site November.

The scheme has already brought success for local business as the groundworks package was awarded to local contracting company.

Once complete the hotel will boast 127 rooms over four floors, there is also a restaurant that will be situated on the ground floor of the building.

Search project ID 18804 on the We Connect Construction platform.

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Cornbrook Development in Manchester

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Cornbrook Development in Manchester

Source: Sheppard Robson Architects

£50 million Cornbrook Development starting in Manchester.

Following the success of last weeks post celebrating a rise in construction in the north west. We’re continuing the theme and this week we’re focusing on a featured project in Manchester.

If you missed last weeks feature on the Liverpool FC Training Academy you can find it here.

With ground about to be broken the Cornbrook Development in Manchester has been in the works for quite a while now. Back at the beginning of the year a hybrid application was submitted which included the erection of a part 14, part 15 storey building to create 280 residential apartments and a ground floor commercial unit.

An outline application was also submitted by Peel Holdings (Land & Property) Limited for a 154 bed hotel,  88 bed apart-hotel plus retail space alongside the detailed application.

With contractor Graham Construction now on board for the residential part of the project for Glenbrook CB Ltd. The development, designed by Sheppard Robson features a mix of resident amenity space, ground floor retail space, car parking and support back of house facilities, along with a new retail unit facing Chester road.

Materials for the build include a concrete frame, cladding and external glazing, outdoor amenity space will consist of sedum green roofs, composite decking, climbers for screening and ornamental grasses.

Search project ID 18133 on the We Connect Construction platform.

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Liverpool Football Club Training Complex

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Liverpool Football Club Training Complex

Source: Liverpool FC

Liverpool Football Club New Training Complex due to complete in 2020. 

To celebrate the rise in construction projects in the North West, this week we’re putting the spotlight on key projects of interest in Merseyside.

Mainly the brand new Liverpool FC Training Complex being constructed in Kirkby which is well underway now.

Construction began officially in September 2018 on the development of the new state of the art training complex. This project will see their first team and academy football training operations and facilities join forces on one dedicated site.

McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd were appointed main contractor back in July 2018 to deliver the £50 million project.

The scheme which includes two gyms, a full-size sports hall, pool, hydrotherapy complex and specialist sports rehabilitation suites. Dedicated TV studios, press conference facilities and office accommodation are also part of the plans.

The scheme, which is set to complete in early 2020 is bringing investment to the Knowsley area and they hope to build successful relationships with those that live in the area. Especially as the project includes the redevelopment of the community playing fields, which neighbour the new Academy/training complex site.

Improvements will include football pitch upgrades, new changing rooms and associated facilities, enhanced security and lighting as well as improved drainage and new pedestrian and cycle pathway.

Building works to the community playing fields is expected to finish by 2019 and the team look to move to the new Football Academy during the close season.

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Rochdale Riverside East Regeneration Project

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Rochdale Riverside East Regeneration Project

Image Source: Willmott Dixon

£100m Rochdale Town Centre Redevelopment Project Underway.

Genr8 Developments submitted plans for the regeneration back in 2016 and Phase one is well underway with Willmott Dixon as the main contractor even after M&S are said to have pulled out of the flagship scheme.

The development consists of Four commercial units and associated decked car park which will provide the area with retail, food and drink facilities. Plans also include a new cinema, a gym and new road layouts, landscaping and infrastructure.

Designed by architects TP Bennett the scheme hopes to encourage further investment into the town and the contractors are helping to boost the local economy by focusing on using local companies on the build when possible.

The project is due to complete by 2020 and will cost in the region of £39 million for the first phase. Overall value for the town centre regeneration is expected to reach around £100 million.

The scheme will have about 24 shops and restaurants. It is estimated it could create more than 1,000 jobs and boost the local economy by £17 million a year.

Other firms to have signed up for the scheme include Next and cinema chain Reel.

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