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Bardsley Construction wins hat-trick of contracts across Greater Manchester worth a total of £15.6m

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On behalf of Trafford Housing Trust, Bardsley is designing and constructing 29 apartments

Bardsley Construction has won three contracts worth £15.6m in total to provide homes and a specialist extra care facility in Greater Manchester.

In a return to its tradition of providing homes for market sale, the family-owned firm in Tameside, Greater Manchester, is developing 24 executive three and four-bedroom homes on the site of a former industrial mill at Bleaklow Mill, Hawkshaw, Bury.

The £4.1m contract on behalf of Silver Lane Developments sees Bardsley deliver a courtyard-style scheme with individual gardens and parking to maximise available space whilst allowing the best possible view of surrounding countryside.

Due for completion in August 2019, the development builds on Bardsley’s long-standing relationship with Silver Lane following completion of a scheme at Fairhaven Road in Lytham, Lancs.

The design team includes Radcliffe Grove Partnership as architect and engineering practices, Booth King and WML.

On behalf of Trafford Housing Trust, Bardsley is designing and constructing 29 apartments and ground floor commercial space at Gatley Road, Sale. The £6.6m project also involves the demolition of existing retail units and apartments to provide nine three-storey houses with communal parking and highway improvements.

The scheme will be delivered over five phases with completion of the entire development scheduled for May 2021.

Bardsley won the contract via the JV North Framework for Trafford Housing Trust.

Samantha Lafferty, director of customer experience at Trafford Housing Trust, said apartments were for affordable rent and the houses for shared ownership with the commercial units offering a mix of new retailers and some of the existing commercial units being demolished on completion of the apartments.

She added that the scheme would improve the area by providing new housing and commercial space with secure off-road parking while transforming the old flats and shops into a modern and welcoming environment.

The design team consists of AEW Architects, Bell Munro Civil and Structural Engineers, ESD Mechanical and Electrical Engineers with Statutory Services support from Utility Connections.

The Employer’s Agent and Quantity Surveyor (QS) for Trafford Housing Trust is AAP.

The third of the contract wins for Bardsley involves the provision of a specialist extra care facility for Onward at Oaklands House, Fallowfield, procured through the then Cutting Edge Framework.

The £4.9m scheme on the site of a former Contour Homes sheltered scheme is due for completion in January 2020 and will consist of 36 one and two-bedroom apartments. The scheme will provide accommodation for older people with dementia.

Bob Pleasance, project manager at Onward, said: “We are very pleased to be on site with Bardsley Construction in the development of this extra-care scheme. We believe that it will provide a valuable addition to the services offered to older people in Manchester with dementia’’.

The design team includes BTP Architects, AJP providing civil and structural engineering design and ESD providing mechanical and electrical performance specifications.

CPC is acting as Employer’s Agent and QS on the scheme.

Bardsley Construction has extensive experience of providing extra care facilities, with the Fern House extra care and dementia unit and day centre it delivered for The Abbeyfield Society at Bingley, Bradford recently winning the residential category at the 2018 Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards Grand Final.

Adrian Rooney, housing and development director at Bardsley Construction, said: “Our historic commitment to provide trained and skilled staff at all levels of Bardsley allows us to deliver demanding schemes across the private and public sectors in areas of specialism including education, elderly care and all aspects of residential development.”