Wates wins £45m Stockport cinema complex

Grant Prior 9 years ago
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Wates Construction has been confirmed as  main contractor for the £45m development of Redrock Stockport.

The development on the site of the current Bridgefield Street Car Park will comprise a ten screen cinema, a new 340 space multi storey car park, restaurants, café bars and retail units totalling over 41,500 sq ft.

Stockport Council appointed Wates on a two-stage design and build contract following a competitive tender process through the North West Construction Hub.

Cllr Patrick McAuley, Executive Member for Thriving Economy at Stockport Council, said: “I’m delighted to announce after a highly competitive procurement process the appointment of Wates Construction as the main contractor for Redrock Stockport.

“The quality of all the bids was high which demonstrates the esteem developers see Stockport in these days and we are now looking forward to working with Wates and delivering the project.”

Redrock Stockport has been designed by architects BDP with project manager Gardiner & Theobald.

Preparatory work has already started in the area with the main construction likely to start this autumn 2015 witha  scheduled completion date of spring 2017.

Tony Shenton, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction North West, said: “Our appointment to deliver Redrock is a significant step forward in Stockport Council’s ambitious investment plan, which is set to bring substantial benefit to the city.

“Furthermore, its procurement via the North West Construction Hub is a huge testament to the framework, which has facilitated over £1bn worth of construction projects across the North West to date.

“As we prepare to embark on this exciting project, the coming months will see us look to appoint local supply chain and subcontracting partners, in addition to creating opportunities for local training and employment.

“Throughout the build programme, Wates’ site team will also be working closely with project stakeholders and our neighbours to ensure that business as usual is maintained.”

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