X1 Developments Appoint Bardsley For Key Contract At Salford Quays

Bardsley have secured a fifth key contract with property developer X1 Developments after being appointed to construct 140 apartments at X1 The Exchange in Trafford Road, Salford Quays.

The £13.6m scheme involves the construction of 140 one and two-bed apartments, office space and residents’ gym in a 11-storey block on an old car park site on Trafford Road. The RC Frame structure will be clad with metal cladding, Trespa boarding and render and will include a basement car park.

Work has just started on site with the scheme due for completion in April 2016.

The instruction to proceed on this project follows the successful completion of the £4.8m 160 bed student accommodation block at X1 Arndale House in Liverpool, a £3.45m 109 unit student block at X1 Chapel Street, Salford and the ongoing works to provide £6.7m project for the refurbishment at X1 Salford Town Hall, and a £7.6m project to provide a 231unit student accommodation block at X1the Edge in Liverpool


Bardsley Sign Contract For Fernbank Drive, Bradford

The £10.4m project consist of a traditional build construction to provide 47 self-contained apartments and 30 dementia flats together with a day centre for community use. The facility will also provide communal facilities for the residents inclusive of dining, catering, hair and beauty, laundry, meeting lounges, treatment rooms and a shop.

The 7800m2 building over 7 floors will provide a modern living environment for the residents and provide first class care and treatment for all the occupants and visitors, not just internally but externally too with the extensive hard and soft landscape gardens and features together with roof terraces providing further social meeting space.

The construction of the building will consist of a number of concrete retaining walls structures to accommodate the sloping site levels, the external envelope of the building is predominately pitched faced cast stone and render with aluminium and composite window and curtain walling.

A fit our programme of works to the communal areas inclusive of the shop, laundry and kitchen will also be undertaken within the overall 87 week building programme.

The development is a real landmark project for Bardsley in Yorkshire. A scheme that was competitively tendered under a traditional single stage procurement process in tough competition within the market place amongst a number of national contractors.

The contract will be administered under a JCT 2011 standard Building contact with Quantities which will see us responsible for a number of elements of the design such as the precast floors and stairs, the curtain walling and windows, and the green roof to name a few.

Our Client on this project is The Abbeyfield Society, who are based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, They are a national charity that provides housing, support and care for people at different stages of later life.

Architect: Brewster Bye
Structural and Civil Engineer: Bland and Swift
M&E Services: BES Consulting Engineers
Client: The Abbeyfield Society Ltd

Bardsley Provide Careers Advise In Huddersfield


David Watts and Adrian Rooney attended the Careers Fair at All Saints Catholic College in Huddersfield to support both the College and the CITB in providing information and advice on the wide range of career opportunities that exist within the built environment.

The event was held in the evening to provide students in years 9, 10, 11 and their parents the opportunity to discuss and seek information typically around roles, rewards, qualifications and routes into the possible careers within the industry.

The event was supported by a number of local businesses and education providers and kept our team extremely busy throughout a very enjoyable evening.

It looks like the future of the industry is in safe hands. At least in Huddersfield.

Bardsley Handover Wakefield College Radcliffe Building


A delighted John Howard, Director of Estate at Wakefield College, congratulates our Senior Project Manager David Watts on a highly successful project delivered on programme for the College.

The project brief was to revamp the exterior of the 1960’s concrete frame building, which we did through a combination of insulated render, trespa cladding and glazing. The new mix of materials designed with Architects IBI Taylor Young replaced the tired and dated looking facade of the five-storey Radcliffe Building at the College’s city centre campus. The project also included the construction of a roof-top extension to form a new science block. The College were so impressed with our works on site that they instructed us to undertake two floor plate refurbishments to level 3 and floor 4 just to keep David and the team on their toes.

Delivery of the scheme was not only a challenge for Bardsley but also the College, to relocate 75 classrooms, over 2000 students and 150 member of staff proved challenging but with the Bardsley team on site to help programme, plan and assist the College, the project went like a dream.

Photograph. From left to right. Adrian Rooney – Bardsley Regional Manager, David Watts – Bardsley Senior Project Manager, Jon Howard – Wakefield College Director of Estates, Connor Robinson – Mace Client QS, Paul Rowland – Bardsley Senior QS

Amblecote Phase 3 To Be Built By Bardsley

Amblecote Phase 3
Design and construction of 34 new build two storey houses including 16 two bed four person and 18 three bed five person in traditional construction to achieve code for sustainable homes Level 3, including sewer and statutory service disconnections and diversions, new access road, hard and soft landscaping together with new incoming service and drainage connections.

Client | City West Housing Group
Architect | DK Architects
Employers Agent | Savills
Value | £3,409,000
Start on site | 4 July 2014
Completion | June 2015

Amblecote Gardens Opening Day

We just wanted to say thank you very much for joining us at our Amblecote Gardens launch event last Wednesday 17th September.

We really hope that you enjoyed the event and were impressed by the quality of facilities and choice of services available at our new extra care scheme in the heart of the new Amblecote Green community in Little Hulton.

Best wishes from everyone at City West Housing Trust.


Builders Save Fellow Workers Life


QUICK-THINKING construction workers who saved the life of a colleague at a Little Hulton building site have been awarded a top honour.

Health and safety manager Neil Taylor and site manager Gavin Tetley jumped into action when Peter Calderbank collapsed with a heart attack as they worked on Amblecote, a City West Housing Trust development being built by Bardsley Construction.

The Royal Humane Society has now recognised the vital part they played in keeping site co-ordinator Mr Calderbank alive until paramedics could arrive by announcing they are awarding them Resuscitation Certificates.

Dick Wilkinson, secretary of the Royal Humane Society, said: “Mr Calderbank’s consultant has said that his survival was entirely due to the prompt cardiac pulmonary resuscitation he received. Put simply, Mr Taylor and Mr Tetley were the right people in the right place at the right time.

“They proved the difference between life and death with their fast actions and considerable expertise. They richly deserve these awards.”

For the full story please visit The Bolton News http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/11485908.Builders_save_fellow_workers_li/ 

by Joanne Rowe, Reporter

Investors In People Award For Bardsley

Bardsley Construction Ltd recognised as an Investor in People

Bardsley has been awarded the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of. Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential. We’d like to congratulate Bardsley on their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Bardsley and I would like to congratulate the team on their success. We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals. With their accreditation success, Bardsley is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

Bardsley Row For St Gemma's Hospice - Leeds


On Saturday 21st June 2014, two highly tuned teams of Bardsley athletes assembled at Ambleside in the Lake District to undertake a 10 mile open water row across Windermere in support of St. Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds.

We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather which made the scenery even more spectacular, not that we had time to look!!

Bardsley Begin Work On 231 Studio Apartments. X1 The Edge, Liverpool

Bardsley have received planning approval for the latest X1 Developments project for X1 The Edge, Liverpool and have been instructed to proceed with the construction of 231 studio apartments in Liverpool City Centre.

The £7.88m project has just commenced on site and is due for completion in August 2015 ready for the new student intake, the building is a 5 – 7 storey concrete / timber frame structure clad in facing brick work, metal cladding with upvc windows and aluminium curtain walling and will contain 231 studio apartments all with ensuite bathrooms, shared communal kitchens, a residents gym and office support facilities

The instruction to proceed on this project follows the successful completion of the 160 bed unit at X1 Arndale House in Liverpool, and our ongoing works to provide a £3.45m 109 unit student block at X1 Chapel Street, Salford and the £6.7m project for the refurbishment at X1Salford Town Hall.



Bardsley Win £1.5m Affordable Housing Contract

Bardsley Construction Wins Contract Worth Almost £1.5m to Design and Build Affordable Housing In Bootle, Liverpool 14 new homes being constructed for housing association Plus Dane Group

Bardsley Construction has been awarded a £1.47m contract to design and construct 14 affordable homes in Bootle, Liverpool.

Multi-award winning Bardsley was appointed by housing association Plus Dane Group to design and build the houses, gardens and an access road to the new development.

Work is due to start on site in June, and is due for completion in March 2015.

This latest contract for the provision of social housing follows Bardsley being appointed to provide 35 new homes in Croxteth, Liverpool for Cobalt Housing and 31 homes for Twin Valley Homes in Oldham and Blackburn.

Ged Rooney, Procurement Director at Greater Manchester-based Bardsley Construction, said: “We’re proud to be working with Plus Dane again to provide yet more affordable housing in Merseyside.

“This contract demonstrates our continuing growth and reputation amongst public sector organisations in the North West and emphasises the benefits of the value we place on strong partnerships with clients including housing associations and local authorities.”

Claire Griffiths, Group Property Director, at Plus Dane Group, added: “We have worked with Bardsley on many occasions and have always been very impressed by their expertise in the provision of social housing and the quality of their work.
“The development will help to provide much needed new affordable homes in the Netherton area of Sefton. We very much look forward to completion of our new houses and tenants moving in next year.”

Architects are Halsall Lloyd Partnership with Sutcliffes providing structural engineering work and Aecom acting as Employers Agents.

Plus Dane Group, based at Baltimore Buildings, Rodney Street, Liverpool, owns and manages more than 18,000 homes across Merseyside and Cheshire.

Salford Town Hall And Court To Be Turned Into Apartments


Bardsley have recently agreed a new contract with X1 Developments to provide 125 new apartments in the old Grade 2 listed Salford Town Hall and Magistrates Court, Salford.

The £6.7m project will start on site on in April 2014 with completion in August 2015, and the works will involve the demolition and strip out, remodelling and refurbishment of the existing building to form single bed studios and 1 & 2 bed apartments, whilst maintaining the character of the listed building, and providing a new roof top extensions to form further living space along with the provision for the new X1 Manchester Office, residents Gym and retail space.

The instruction to proceed on this project follows the successful completion of the 160 bed unit at Arndale House in Liverpool, and our ongoing works to provide a £3.45m 109 unit student block at Chapel Street, Salford.



The Rock, Bury


Bardsley have been awarded a new contract for the internal fit out of 231 apartments and communal spaces atThe Rock, Bury. The works will involve construction of partitions to form the apartments, M&E installation to all areas, new lifts, staircase finishes, internal apartment finishes including kitchen, bathrooms and full decorations.

The £10.3m project will commence on 13 January 2014 for approx 18 months.

Newcastle-Under-Lyme College - Performing Arts Centre

Bardsley have been awarded a new contract at Newcastle Under Lyme College for the Design and Construction of their new Performing Arts Centre.

The proposed BREEAM “Excellent” rated scheme comprises a predominantly single storey steel framed building of approx 1800m2, clad in a mixture of render, aluminium and terracotta rainscreen cladding, and will be used as a teaching facility for the performing arts containing teaching rooms, performing arts spaces / theatre, music studios and student canteen areas, complete with all associated external works.