Manchester scheme brings boost to Bath office of construction consultancy

May 29, 2013

Edmond Shipway, the national construction consultancy with an office in Bath, has started work on site at a much-anticipated redevelopment project in Manchester.

The firm was first appointed as cost manager by then developer UK Land and Property almost three years ago. Having been brought on board to manage enabling works worth £1.5m known at what was then known as Sarah Point, Edmond Shipway rectified severe fire damage and brought the existing structure up to national quality standards.

With Sir Robert McAlpine now contracted to complete the construction element of the project, the finished complex on Great Ancoats Street, now called Nuovo Apartments, is set to comprise 166 high-specification apartments over 12 floors.

Some 40 units in a separate block are being allocated as affordable housing, while the ground floor will have around 10,000 sq ft of commercial space available for rent or sale.

Edmond Shipway director in Bath David Fuell said: “This development has been affected by a number of delays since it was originally commissioned several years ago so Edmond Shipway are delighted to have been able to help get this challenging scheme back on track.

“Nuovo is a landmark building that will provide much-needed new homes for local people as part of a wider regeneration programme for the Ancoats area.”

The project is expected to be completed in late 2014.

As well as Bath, Edmond Shipway has offices in Manchester, London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Belfast and Cambridge.

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