Construction work has started on 100 Embankment, the second and final phase of the Embankment scheme in Salford’s Greengate neighbourhood.
As well as marking the start of work on site the joint venture team also launched a new campaign called 100 Reasons, which will celebrate the wide variety of people helping to build the scheme and enhance the community in the Greengate area.
The 166,000 sq ft, BREEAM Excellent office building is being delivered by Ask Real Estate and the Richardson Family in a joint venture with a Tristan Capital Partners’ Fund and Salford City Council.
Representatives from the JV partnership and BAM Construction marked the occasion today by completing the concrete sealing of the 23rd steel stub which connects to the frame of the basement car park below. This will form the base of the new 9 storey, Grade A office building. This important milestone means work can now start on erection of the steel frame above ground and the structure of the building will now start to take shape.
Commenting on behalf of the JV partnership, John Hughes, Managing Director of Ask Real Estate said: “The second phase of the scheme is now well underway and we are looking forward to seeing 100 Embankment emerge alongside its sister building 101 Embankment. The success of 101 Embankment in securing the Swinton letting is testament to the schemes superb location and accessiblity. Being right at the heart of the city centre and only a short walk from the main transport hubs, shops and restaurants Embankment continues to attract significant interest from occupiers and we look forward to now delivering the second phase.”
Explaining the idea behind the 100 Reasons campaign he added: “The building’s location, connectivity and local amenity will be celebrated. We will also be working with Salford City Council and BAM Construction to recognise the hard work and achievements of the people who are delivering this building and also those who are helping to create a new community here in Greengate. The campaign will allow us to acknowledge and thank people including apprentices, local community groups, local sub-contractors, schools and individuals who have all had a positive impact in helping to shape this new neighbourhood.”
The people celebrated as part of the 100 Reasons campaign will feature on the scheme’s website, and in social media and press and will be invited to join the celebrations when the building completes in early 2020.
Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett also said: “The start on site at 100 Embankment is a physical demonstration of the continued development and investment in Salford. Once complete this iconic pair of buildings will provide a new corporate centre for the city bringing more jobs and revenue for the local authority.
“This development is a key example of local government entrepreneurialism, leveraging investment from the local authority to kick-start economic growth and bring in revenue. The council makes a great partner for business and the people of our city benefit from the profits which can be invested back into our services.
“The 100 Reasons campaign is a wonderful way to show how investment of this scale is already having a positive impact on the lives of individuals involved in the project and I look forward to hearing their stories.”
BAM Construction’s Regional Director, Ian Fleming, said: “BAM is one of the UK’s leading main contractors with offices all over the world, but our North West region is very much a local business run by local people. As a Salford based business with our regional office at Exchange Quay, we are committed to making a positive impact on the area and its people, and to giving our local workforce the opportunity to work on such an important landmark building for the area.”