BARDSLEY CONSTRUCTION APPOINTED BY CALDERDALE COUNCIL TO DELIVER £4M NEW TEACHING BLOCK FOR TODMORDEN HIGH SCHOOL, WEST YORKSHIRE

The Yorkshire office of Bardsley Construction has been appointed by Calderdale Council to deliver a £4m English and Humanities Faculty building at Todmorden High School procured through the YORbuild 2 Framework.

The £65m turnover family-owned firm will design and construct a two-storey steel frame building to house the faculty, along with the provision of a replacement multi-use games area (MUGA) and additional car parking. The contract also includes the demolition of prefabricated temporary buildings and re-roofing works to the existing school buildings.

Bardsley recently started construction of the faculty building with a completion date of April 2018.

Working in partnership on the contract with the Leeds-based Yorkshire regional office of Bardsley are AHR Architects, mechanical & engineering consultant Ramboll UK and structural engineer Mott Macdonald.

Rick Smeaton, Bardsley regional manager in Yorkshire, commented: “This prestigious contract with Calderdale Council provides the Yorkshire region office of Bardsley with a further opportunity to enhance our well-earned reputation for the delivery of high quality and bespoke educational facilities, adding to our growing portfolio of construction projects across Yorkshire, the North West of England and the Midlands.”

Other major schemes undertaken by the Yorkshire region of Bardsley include the design and construction of:

The Halifax Academy for Calderdale Council – a recently completed new 2 Form Entry Primary School providing a new nursery, key stage 1 and key stage 2 education provision - £4.5m;

The West Yorkshire History Centre, the iconic concrete frame building clad in metal panels which provides the new home for the archive storage to the top two floors and multi-purpose space to ground floor including foyer reception with café, exhibition space, learning zones, enquiries office and secure search room, conservation studio. the three-storey archive facility for Wakefield Council housing more than 10 million records of Wakefield and the former counties of West Yorkshire and West Riding, for Wakefield Council and joint services - £6.4m;

Wakefield College Advances Skills & Innovation Centre, a 3-storey steel frame building with a mix of lumaglass illuminated channel glass, facing brickwork and Trespa cladding and aluminium windows providing a new focal point as part of the wider campus plan - £5m;

Fernbank Extra Care Facility for The Abbeyfield Society, provides a state-of-the-art extra care and dementia unit on the site of the former Bingley Hospital, Bradford. With the construction of 47 extra care apartments, 30 dementia apartments, together with a day centre. Inclusive of hard and soft landscaping - £10.5m;

And X1 Aire, 147 apartments over 13 storeys of concrete frame, clad in a combination of facing brickwork, trespa and timber cladding together with associated external works - £13.9m.

BARDSLEY CONSTRUCTION FORECASTS STRONG 2017 WITH £55M OF SECURED ORDERS

Greater Manchester-based family-owned business widens portfolio of work to spread risk

Greater Manchester-based Bardsley Construction is looking forward to a bumper 2017 having achieved an increase in turnover despite ‘unstable conditions’ following the UK voting for Brexit at the EU Referendum.

In the financial year ended 31 December 2016, the family-owned provider of building services to the public and private sectors with headquarters in Dukinfield and regional offices for Yorkshire and the Midlands increased annual turnover to £51.36m from £50.74m in 2015. 

Bardsley generated a pre-tax profit of £0.82m (2015: £1.69m) and an operating profit of £0.86m (2015: £1.73m) in the period.

In his strategic report on the financial year, managing director Paul Strutt said Bardsley was on track for a strong performance in the year to December 2017 with a good pipeline” of work including a secured order book valued at more than £55m.

The firm was benefiting from a proactive strategy to widen its portfolio of work to avoid being overly reliant on specific and traditional sectors. While continuing to specialise in education, elderly care and housing, the firm diversified to include projects in commercial, leisure, hotels and student accommodation.

Mr Strutt said: “Pipeline opportunities are good and the secured order book for 2017 is in excess of £55m, which already represents the majority of the budgeted turnover for the year with a further £9m expected to convert to ‘secured’ by June 2017.”

Reflecting on 2016, he said: “The Government Budget announcements in July 2015 continued to impact the public sector housing market well into 2016 and the Referendum brought with it further unstable conditions in the summer that impacted the appetite for investment.

“These conditions created delays in contracts starting on site and have been the single most important challenge for us as a business as we sought to replace delays with the right work for our business.”

Mr Strutt said the affordable housing market in particular was slow to address the impact of uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote with a consequent delay in public sector work impacting the overall profitability of Bardsley in 2016.

But he added that Bardsley had seen a marked rise in in enquiry levels since the autumn of 2016 thanks to a “much more buoyant market place”.

“Whilst offering a substantial proportion of our workload, the wide spectrum of work has been monitored closely to ensure we are not too reliant on any one client or sector,” explained Mr Strutt.

The firm with 177 staff is on 10 major delivery frameworks with a total value of £1.9bn covering sectors such as housing, extra care, education and other public sector buildings.

Chairman Roly Bardsley commented: "2017 looks like being our busiest year yet, so I'm delighted that we are steadily increasing our turnover, however, profit margins remain tight.”

Recently awarded contracts for Bardsley Construction include:

  • a multi-million pound contract to deliver a nine-storey AC by Marriott hotel with 172 rooms, bar and café on Cable Street, Manchester;
  • a £27.6m scheme of 135 private rented sector (PRS) apartments for developer Mulbury on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats Street in the Northern Quarter of Manchester;
  • a £6.2m student accommodation development of 103 ensuite studio apartments, offices, management suite and residents’ communal hub at Hannah Court, Matilda Street, Sheffield, for Venture Property Group;
  • and a £6.7m contract to refurbish and extend The Joseph Priestley Building at the University of Huddersfield.

 

BARDSLEY CONSTRUCTION YORKSHIRE WINS £6.7M CONTRACT TO REDEVELOP THE JOSEPH PRIESTLEY BUILDING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD

The Yorkshire office of Bardsley Construction has secured a £6.7m contract with the University of Huddersfield to refurbish and extend The Joseph Priestley Building.

The £50m turnover family-owned firm’s first major project for the University will provide enhanced and improved teaching space via the refurbishment and remodelling of the ground, first and second floors of the building at the heart of the main campus.

Greater Manchester-based Bardsley will also deliver an entirely new four-storey extension to The Joseph Priestley Building including a new entrance, atrium and staircase and over-cladding of the North, public facing façade with finned metal feature cladding.

This project will deliver improved teaching & learning facilities and post graduate facilities for the School of Applied Sciences as well as greatly enhance the student experience.

Work on site started in April 2017 with the whole project due to be completed in November 2017.

Alongside Bardsley Construction on the project delivery team are architects AHR, structural engineers TSP and M&E consultants, ESP Limited.

Rick Smeaton, Bardsley regional manager in Yorkshire, commented: “This contract represents our first major project for The University of Huddersfield and provides the Yorkshire region office of Bardsley with an ideal opportunity to enhance our well-earned reputation for the delivery of high quality and bespoke educational facilities, adding to our growing portfolio of construction projects in Yorkshire, the North of England and the Midlands.”

Other major schemes undertaken by the Bardsley Yorkshire region office in Leeds include the design and construction of:

a student accommodation scheme at Hannah Court, Sheffield on behalf of Venture Property Group, featuring 103 ensuite studio apartments, offices, management suite and residents’ communal hub £6.2m;

The Halifax Academy for Calderdale Council is new 2 Form Entry Primary School, two storey construction with a total GFA of 2,116m2 - £4.5m;

The West Yorkshire History Centre, 3 storeys incorporating archive storage to the top two floors and multi-purpose space to ground floor including foyer reception with café, exhibition space, learning zones, enquiries office and secure search room, conservation studio. the three-storey archive facility for Wakefield Council housing more than 10 million records of Wakefield and the former counties of West Yorkshire and West Riding, for Wakefield Council and joint services - £6.4m;

Wakefield College Advances Skills & Innovation Centre, a 3-storey steel frame building with Holorib concrete floors, and single ply roof. The elevations are a mix of brick and Trespa cladding with aluminium windows on a SFS support structure. External works, services and drainage provisions to the new facility as part of the wider campus plan - £5m;

Fernbank Extra Care Facility for The Abbeyfield Society, provides a state-of-the-art extra care and dementia unit on the site of the former Bingley Hospital, Bradford. With the construction of 47 extra care apartments, 30 dementia apartments, together with a day centre. Inclusive of hard and soft landscaping and drainage works - £10.5m;

And X1 Aire, 147 apartments over 13 storeys of concrete frame, together with associated external works and drainage - £13.9m.

BARDSLEY CONSTRUCTION MAKES EIGHT KEY APPOINTMENTS AS 2017 STARTS WITH NEW CONTRACT WINS

Family-owned Bardsley Construction has made a series of key appointments as it begins 2017 with a range of new contracts.

The £50m turnover business based in Tameside, Greater Manchester and with regional offices for Yorkshire and the Midlands has appointed eight staff including three that have returned to Bardsley.

Those back at Bardsley are:

Director Adrian Rooney who had worked for the firm since 1995 and is returning from a short spell at John Sisk;

Site manager Mike Banks who was at Bardsley from 2000 before leaving for Mayo Civils;

And contract manager Keith Huntington who worked for Bardsley until 2014 when he left to join Kier Living and has spent 35 years in the construction sector.

The new arrivals at the firm are:

Senior project manager Jim Flannery, who has 32 years of experience in the construction industry and joins from BILT Group Ltd;

Buyer Steve Albinson who arrives from Forrest with more than 40 years of buying experience including 20 with Lovells;

SHEQ advisor Helene Watson who has spent 15 years in health and safety in construction and was previously employed by Forrest;

And quantity surveyors Ronnie Kennedy from design and build business Mason Lord and bringing with him 45 years’ experience and Curtis Huynh who arrived from Renaker Build with seven years’ experience.

Roly Bardsley, chairman of Bardsley Construction, said: “The influx of talent takes our total workforce to more than 200 people and is reflective of the breadth and depth of skills and expertise that Bardsley Construction can offer to its ever-growing client base.

“We start 2017 with a flurry of contract wins so it’s all hands to the pump for our new and existing colleagues as we look forward with confidence to a strong and successful year in a reviving construction sector.”

Since the start of the year Bardsley Construction has won:

a £3.3m contract with Halton Housing Trust to provide 28 affordable homes and apartments on the site of the former Victoria House healthcare building in Runcorn, Cheshire,

a £4.7m design and build project for Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to replace residential and retail properties at The Strand, Rochdale with three-storey residential and retail buildings and community facility alongside external works and public realm open space;

and a contract with Venture Property Group to deliver a £6.2m six-storey student accommodation block at Hannah Court, Sheffield offering 103 ensuite studio apartments, offices, a management suite and residents’ communal hub.

BARDSLEY TO DELIVER MIXED USE SCHEME IN ROCHDALE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN RUNCORN

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Victoria House, Runcorn

The Strand, Rochdale

The Strand, Rochdale

Greater Manchester-based family-owned firm appointed by Halton Housing Trust and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to provide schemes with combined value of £8m

Bardsley Construction has started 2017 with the commencement of two new contracts worth a combined total of £8m to deliver an affordable housing scheme in Runcorn, Cheshire and a residential, retail and community centre project in Rochdale.

The £50m turnover family-owned firm based in Tameside, Greater Manchester is building on its successes in 2016 and long-established expertise in the provision of homes and apartments with:

 a £3.3m scheme for Halton Housing Trust to design and construct 28 affordable homes and apartments on the site of the former Victoria House healthcare building in Runcorn, Cheshire.

Having recently started on site and with completion due in December 2017, Bardsley is undertaking partial demolition of existing buildings prior to the construction of six, two-storey semi-detached homes and 22 apartments comprising 11 new apartments and another 11 within a refurbished Victoria House.

Alongside Bardsley on the project team are John McCall Architects, structural engineers Alan Johnson Partnership and cost managers Aecom.

Nicky Harris, Halton Housing Trust’s development manager, said:We are pleased to be working with the team at Bardsley Construction to deliver our exciting new development at Victoria House.  The project will provide a sustainable future for this landmark building and provide local people with high quality new affordable homes.”

a £4.7m design and construction project for Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to replace residential and retail properties at The Strand, Rochdale with three-storey residential and retail buildings and community facility alongside external works and public realm open space.

Phase one of the project involves the demolition of retail and residential properties and the construction of the residential and retail blocks and community hub with phase two centred on the demolition of a further residential property and the provision of car parking and landscaping.

Having started on site in January 2017, Bardsley is due to complete the development in April 2018.

The project team at The Strand is Triangle Architects, structural engineers Carley Daines & Partners, cost and project managers SDA and mechanical and electrical specialist S I Sealy.

Clare Tostevin, Rochdale Boroughwide Housing director of communities, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Bardsley on this landmark development which will revitalise the heart of Kirkholt, providing a range new facilities for the community together with high-quality new shops and homes.”

Ged Rooney, procurement director at Bardsley Construction, said: “Our long established and hard-earned reputation for the successful delivery of high quality residential and related developments on time and on budget in locations throughout the north of England is reflected by us securing these valued contracts with Halton Housing Trust and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.”

These contracts follow Bardsley being appointed by developer Mulbury City to deliver its £27.6m scheme of 135 private rented sector (PRS) apartments at Port Street in the Northern Quarter, Manchester.

BARDSLEY APPOINTED ON £6.2M SCHEME TO DELIVER STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN SHEFFIELD

CGI Image of Hannah Court, Sheffield

CGI Image of Hannah Court, Sheffield

The Yorkshire office of Bardsley Construction is delivering a £6.2m student accommodation development in Sheffield.

The £60m turnover family-owned firm is constructing the six-storey block at Hannah Court, Matilda Street, in Sheffield on behalf of Venture Property Group.

On completion in August 2017, Hannah Court will offer 103 ensuite studio apartments, offices, a management suite and residents’ communal hub.

Alongside Bardsley on the project team are WCEC Architects, Curtins Engineers, mechanical and electrical specialist Futureserv and cost and project manager Abacus.

Bardsley Regional Manager in Yorkshire commented: “Hannah Court represents our latest major development in south Yorkshire and provides us with an ideal opportunity to enhance our well-earned reputation for the delivery of high quality residential and other construction projects elsewhere in Yorkshire and throughout the North of England and the Midlands.”

Other major schemes undertaken by the Yorkshire division of Bardsley include the design and construction of:

The Halifax Academy for Calderdale Council is new 2 Form Entry Primary School, two storey construction with a total GFA of 2,116m2 - £4.5m;

The West Yorkshire History Centre, 3 storeys incorporating archive storage to the top two floors and multi-purpose space to ground floor including foyer reception with café, exhibition space, learning zones, enquiries office and secure search room, conservation studio. the three-storey archive facility for Wakefield Council housing more than 10 million records of Wakefield and the former counties of West Yorkshire and West Riding, for Wakefield Council and joint services - £6.4m;

Wakefield College Advances Skills & Innovation Centre, a 3 storey steel frame building with holorib concrete floors, and single ply roof. The elevations are a mix of brick and trespa cladding with aluminium windows on a SFS support structure. External works, services and drainage provisions to the new facility as part of the wider campus plan - £5m;

Fernbank Extra Care Facility for The Abbeyfield Society, provides a state-of-the-art extra care and dementia unit on the site of the former Bingley Hospital, Bradford. With the construction of 47 extra care apartments, 30 dementia apartments, together with a day centre. Inclusive of hard and soft landscaping and drainage works - £10.5m;

And X1 Aire, 147 apartments over 13 storeys of concrete frame, together with associated external works and drainage - £13.9m.

Apprentice Of The Year

Our best and brightest apprentices gained recognition for their hard work and achievements at our annual Apprentice Day, held at the Marriott Worsley Park Hotel.

The Apprentice Awards allows Bardsley to recognise those Apprentices who have excelled in their department. Bardsley employs 17 apprentices and trainees in craft, technical and commercial skill areas across their three regions of North West, Yorkshire and Midlands.

The Apprentice of the Year award went to Jonathan Swift, L3 Brickwork Apprentice, in recognition of the quality of his workmanship, ability to understand what is required and for his positive attitude. He received the award and a cheque for £250 from Operations Director, Trevor Hough Jonathan, aged 20, was inspired to become a bricklayer and mentored throughout his apprenticeship by his father, Darren Swift, whose bricklaying skills and experience spans 17 years service at Bardsley.

૾"Dad taught me to take pride in my work and to do a good job, like it was your own house. If you wouldn't accept your work on your house, don't expect someone else to accept it that way.

Keiran Nicholson, L2 Joinery and Carpentry Apprentice, also received an award for Outstanding Apprentice Achievement and a cheque for £100 from Trevor.

Keiran aged 20, received praise for his excellent attendance onsite and in college, his keenness to learn in the classroom and his high standard of work.

Paul Strutt, Managing Director at Bardsley, added,

ૺ'At Bardsley we're passionate about recruiting and developing talented young people across our business to increase the skills of our workforce, drive business growth and secure on-going competitiveness.

Congratulations all our apprentices and trainees for their hard work and commitment and notably for out award winners.

Bardsley appointed by Mulbury as main contractor on £28m private rented sector (PRS) apartment scheme

Bardsley appointed by Mulbury as main contractor on £28m private rented sector (PRS) apartment scheme.

 

Bardsley Construction has been appointed by developer Mulbury to deliver its £27.6m scheme of 135 apartments in the Northen Quarter of Manchester.

 

The eight to 14-storey development on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats Street marks Mulbury's debut in the burgeoning Private Rented Sector (PRS).

 

Tameside, Greater Manchester-based Bardsley is due to start on site in November with occupation anticipated in the summer of 2018.

 

When complete, Port Street will offer mainly one and two-bed apartments with balconies, communal roof top gardens, a reception area and 6,000 sq ft of commercial office space at ground level.

 

The development was designed by Manchester firm Tim Groom Architects and secured planning permission from Manchester City Council in 2015. It is being financed by M&G Real Estate, one of the UK's largest property investors.

 

Ged Rooney, procurement director at Bardsley Construction, said "Our hard-earned reputation for the successful delivery on high quality residential developments such as Port Street on time and on budget in locations throughout the north of England is reflected in this prestigious appointment by Mulbury." James Alderson, head of Mulbury City, the division of Lymm, Cheshire-based Bardsley Construction has an impressive project portfolio and, importantly for us, a successful record of building out large-scale development in city centre locations. We look forward to getting on site and delivering what will be a landmark scheme in the Northen Quarter."

Bardsley Construction Supports A Yorkshire Club On Pioneering Inter-Faith Tour

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Mount Cricket Club, a team of Muslim players from Batley, West Yorkshire, is participating in a pioneering inter-faith tour with the Archbishop of Canterbury’s X1 and St. Peter’s XI of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican.

The teams representing the Muslim, Anglican and Roman Catholic faiths play each other in a three-way T20 Tournament on Thursday, 15th September 2016 at Edgbaston, Birmingham, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, before a floodlit evening rematch between Mount and the Vatican side at Yorkshire County Cricket Club ground Headingley, Leeds, on Monday, 19th September.

These matches follow a history-making fixture between the Mount and St. Peter’s sides in the autumn of 2015 in Rome when the Vatican side won by four runs on the last ball. Now the St. Peter’s XI are following up with another opportunity to strengthen interfaith relations, an event especially poignant as Mount CC is in the constituency of the late Batley MP Jo Cox, who was a supporter and friend of the Club.

Abdul A Ravat, who will captain one of the games for Mount CC and tour organiser, said:

“We want to show that religion can unite people and that different religions can live together in peace and harmony. What better way to show this than through cricket? When communities come together, it makes the heart glow. We spent three wonderful days in Rome last year in the spirit of friendship. We will give an equally warm welcome to our friendly rivals in Batley and look forward to playing cricket and strengthen our interfaith relationships.”

The touring Vatican side consists of Catholic priests and seminaries studying and working in Rome and that belong to St. Peter’s Cricket Club, an initiative of John McCarthy, former Australian Ambassador to the Holy See. The Anglican team was recruited through the Church Times with the Archbishop of Canterbury being Patron.

The matches are designed to achieve ambitions including a celebration of faiths and beliefs, that a love of cricket can unite and empower people regardless of nationality and faith, and for the teams to be ambassadors for their respective religions; also to correct misunderstandings and to extend to the wider community the generosity of spirit experienced by the Clubs on and off the field.

Founded in 1976, Mount CC has been creating cricket opportunities for 40 years at junior and senior levels. It is the first Asian team to establish genuine opportunities for South Asian girls and for children with disabilities, particularly Downs Syndrome.  The Club is engaged with wider community activities and their work in forging links with other faiths is truly ground-breaking.

2016 has been a momentous year for Mount CC, having secured three trophies already this season the 1st Team is well placed to win the Premiership Title in the Huddersfield Central Cricket League.  Other honours off the pitch include a Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award and one of Yorkshire Cricket Board’s Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs).  Mount CC has also been shortlisted for the Team of the Year by the British Asian Cricket Awards, the ceremony for which is on 23rd September at the Kia Oval.

Matt Dwyer, Director of Participation & Growth at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), said:

“The ECB is proud to be associated with Mount CC whom we see as a key community partner in Yorkshire.  We believe that the recognition from the Asian cricket community can only assist in taking an already wonderful community asset up to the next level as a showcase for inclusivity, sport and community in 21st Century Britain.”

Mark A Arthur, Chief Executive Officer of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, commented:

“There are 778 cricket clubs in Yorkshire run by volunteers from within their communities for the benefit of their community.  Mount CC is one of the shining lights within the Yorkshire Cricket family because of the way in which they reach out and serve their community.”

The tour by Mount CC is supported by the Leeds-based Yorkshire division of Bardsley Construction, the family-owned construction business headquartered in Tameside, Greater Manchester. The support is especially welcome given Mount CC’s modest annual income largely generated from players’ membership fees and donations from the local community and supportive businesses. Due to the Club’s strict religious and ethical stance it continues to be frozen out from funding routes like the National Lottery funding as the Islamic rules forbid accepting money from the source of gambling.

On Sunday 18th September at Mount CC’s ‘Field of Dreams’ ground, the ‘Bardsley Unity Cup’ will see combined teams and Bardsley Construction bring togetherness to a friendly match. Roly Bardsley, Chairman, said: “Bardsley Construction is committed to making a difference in communities, whether it’s building homes, colleges or health centres. We are very happy to support Mount CC. Bringing people together through sport is an idea whose time has come, given the troubles in the UK and the world. We are so impressed with the work they are doing both in their own community and to build bridges between communities and with other faiths.”

Hanif Mayet, Chairman of Mount CC, explained:

“We are delighted to have the support of Roly Bardsley in the forthcoming celebrations of embracing the spirit of cricket and friendship as part of the Vatican’s ‘Light of Faith Tour’.  We are also excited to work with Bardsley Construction in a longer term ‘community partnership’ and its expertise will be invaluable in assisting the Club to improve our facilities for future generations”.

Bardsley Appointed To ICNW Framework

Selection allows Bardsley to further relationship with Great Places Housing Group, other social housing providers and fellow contractors Greater Manchester-based Bardsley Construction has been appointed to the Innovation Chain North West (ICNW) Framework led by Great Places Housing Group to deliver affordable properties with an estimated total works value of over £450m over the next four years.

The framework has been divided into lots based on scheme size and geography and also has lots dedicated to professional services such as architects and employers’ agents.

The family-owned business has been appointed alongside other contractors to lot H1 (schemes across the North with a works value over £4m) and L4 (schemes in South Yorkshire and Derbyshire East with a works value of up to £1.5m.

Registered Providers with the Homes and Communities Agency can access contractors through the ICNW framework to develop residential and related social infrastructure schemes Its appointment to ICNW continues Bardsley Construction’s relationship with fellow contractors on the initial ICNW Framework.

Bardsley was also recently appointed to Lot 3 of the Re:Allies Framework for all works worth in excess of £2m and with a projected spend of £384m over four years to deliver affordable housing and public buildings across the North West, Yorkshire and the north Midlands.

Re:Allies is a partnership of housing consortia delivering social and commercial value to registered social housing providers, communities and local economies.

Ged Rooney, procurement director at Bardsley Construction, said: “Our appointment to ICNW cements our long-standing relationship with Great Places Housing Group and shows continued belief by leading social housing providers in our proven ability to work in mutually beneficial partnerships on the provision of different types of affordable housing on time and on budget.”

Peter Bojar, director of development at Great Places Housing Group, said: “The framework has been designed to maximise value for money, efficiency and quality as well as provide crucial social value initiatives, including apprenticeships and employment opportunities. Over the next four years the new properties we build via the ICNW framework will ensure we continue to make a much needed contribution to housing growth and provide new developments for aspiring home owners and families.”

Bardsley Secures £5m ASIC Building at Wakefield College

Scheme valued at £5m is Bardsley’s second major project for leading educational establishment

The Yorkshire office of Bardsley Construction is playing a key role in helping to bridge the county’s skills gap by providing a £5m Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) for Wakefield College.

In what is the firm’s second major scheme for the College, Bardsley will replace an existing single-storey building on the City Campus with a new three-storey complex due to be handed over in the spring of 2017.

Once operational, the Centre will help to close the skills gap in Yorkshire by providing young people and employers with higher-level education and employment opportunities in and around Wakefield.

Bardsley Yorkshire previously secured a £3m contract to provide Wakefield College with a refurbished Radcliffe Building in 2014 and secured this latest contract via the YORbuild Framework in a two-stage tender negotiation.

The relationship built between Bardsley and the College estate team and other academic stakeholders during delivery of the Radcliffe project convinced the College to back the firm’s appointment.

Adrian Rooney, Yorkshire regional director for Bardsley Construction at the firm’s office in Leeds, said: “Bardsley Construction operates an extensive apprenticeship scheme in both Yorkshire and the North West of England to provide staff with the skills and training required for current and future requirements of the firm and the wider construction industry.

“As the Centre for Wakefield College will focus on the provision of innovation and enterprise to build the Yorkshire of tomorrow by promoting economic growth in and around the town it was a natural fit for us as a business.”

Architects on the scheme are IBI Group with Goodson’s appointed as civil engineers and Grontmij acting as mechanical and electrical (M&E) consultants. Mace will provide the College with project management and cost services support.

Bardsley Construction, headquartered in Tameside, Greater Manchester and founded in 1964, has an annual turnover in excess of £50m and recently featured in a London Stock Exchange (LSE) listing of 1,000 companies to inspire Britain.

Blackpool & Fylde College Energy HQ Appointed Contractor

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Bardsley has appointed the main contractor for the construction of Lancashire Energy HQ. The move means the project moves a step closer following handover of the land last week.

Lancashire Energy HQ will provide a cutting edge training centre, delivering the specialist technical and professional skills required by industry. The centre will focus on all types of energy production including offshore, renewable and low carbon, with courses and training aligned to future industry needs and labour requirements. It will be sited at the newly formed Blackpool Enterprise Zone and it is hoped the flagship development will be a catalyst for further investment in the area.

Daryl Platt, Executive Director of Commercial Development at Blackpool and The Fylde College, welcomed the announcement: “The project represents significant investment in the region by the College and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, who are providing £6.2 million of Growth Deal funding towards the cost. I’m pleased that we are now in a position where work can begin imminently and we can continue to drive investment.

“We are looking forward to working with Bardsley Construction, who will bring a great deal of experience and technical expertise to the project.”

Ged Rooney, procurement director at Bardsley Construction, said: “We are immensely proud to be involved in the delivery of the new Lancashire Energy HQ, and our experience over many years in the provision of new facilities for FE colleges throughout the North West, the Midlands and Yorkshire will be invaluable as we work closely with the College to deliver this complex project.

“The winning of this contract is further evidence of Bardsley continuing to benefit from its hard-earned reputation for working effectively with the public sector via partnerships with education bodies, local authorities, housing associations and health authorities.”

The College has now officially purchased the land within the Enterprise Zone from Blackpool Airport, after planning permission for Lancashire Energy HQ was granted last month. Chris Formby, Blackpool Airport Manager said:

“We are delighted the land is being put to such good use to help create the next generation of expert energy engineers. We hope this new development will act as a catalyst for further investment within the new Enterprise Zone which will both sustain the airport into the future and drive further investment in the area to support local communities.”

Bardsley Appointed Contractor Westby Homes Development

We have secured its first project with Westby Homes after being appointed to provide 32 luxury apartments on the site of the former Parkway Hotel in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire.

We will demolish existing hotel buildings in Fairhaven Road prior to the construction of a four-storey building for the 32 apartments with landscaping, car parking, new access arrangements and other external works.

Work on the project valued at £3.3m has just started with the scheme due for completion in the spring of 2017.
Westby Homes, based in Spa Road, Bolton, specialises in the provision of select small to medium-sized developments in desirable locations such as Lytham St Annes ranging from two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom family homes.

Ged Rooney, said: “Our first appointment by Westby Homes provides concrete evidence of the benefits of our longstanding and hard-earned reputation for the delivery of high quality residential developments for the private and public sectors throughout the North West of England and we look forward to securing further contracts in the region.”

We were, founded in 1964 and with a turnover in excess of £50m, recently featured in a London Stock Exchange (LSE) listing of the 1,000 companies to inspire Britain.

Bardsley Appointed As Contractor For Blackburn House

We have secured our first contract with Cheshire based Ladson Developments, worth £3.86m, to provide 160 studio apartments for students in Newcastle-under Lyme, Staffordshire.

The contract will see Bardlsey complete the refurbishment and remodelling of the Blackburn House office building, originally built in the 1970s, to create the apartments alongside offices and residents’ gym, to be called Keele House.

Conversion of the building will involve the provision of new windows and over cladding, an internal fit-out to form the 160 apartments and full mechanical and electrical installation.

Procurement Director Ged Rooney, said: “Our first project with Ladson Developments provides concrete evidence of our longstanding and hard-earned reputation for the delivery of high quality residential developments, for the private and public sectors in the North West and Yorkshire spreading to the north Midlands, and we look forward to securing further contracts in the region.”

Work is set to commence in March 2016 with the project due for completion in December.

Bardsley Appointed To YORBuild 2 Framework

Bardsley have been appointed to the YORbuild 2 Framework which will provide project opportunities within the West Yorkshire region. The Framework is structured to maximise the correct size, capability and experience of contractors to ensure it achieves the client expectations and maximises project values within certain geographical areas of Yorkshire and Humber. Bardsley have secured a position within the following areas and lots ;

West Yorkshire Region
Lot 4 project values between £4-£10m
Lot 5 project values over £10m
Lot 7 New build housing projects over 10 units.

The YORbuild 2 Framework will replace the original YORbuild Framework which is due to conclude at the end of March and was the catalyst for the opening of our first regional office in 2010 providing a number of project opportunities predominantly within the education sector.

The Framework which has been developed to provide an efficient and collaborative approach to the procurement of construction projects which can be accessed by any Local Authority, Public Sector Body or Third Sector Organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber region with access to a large number of high quality construction contractors.

Securing a place on the new Framework which has a projected spend of £888m over an initial four years life with a further option to extend by two further years will allow us to continue our commitment to the region and will enhance our status as one of the key regional contractors within Yorkshire