Having been fortunate to work on this new housing project in Hulme Manchester, we decided to put up a CCTV camera to record the activities of the site through to completion 18mths later. We certainly can see a lot of work happening but its a great way to see how our Northern weather in its full glory, rain sun snow and wind can impact on building sites.
THE BARREL YARD MANCHESTER
As Spring approaches we are proud to announce that we will once again be working with our clients Forshaw Land and Property Ltd and AA Projects Ltd acting as the employers agent. We will be working in partnership with the Design team from HattrellDSone, Structural Engineers Alan Johnstone Partnership and M&E Design Engineer DM Design to complete our largest Design and Build project to date. Comprising a 4 storey 25 Apartment block and 17 houses in 4 blocks, this includes full infrastructure and adopted roads. The project is due to complete early 2018 and we have installed a time lapse camera for regular updates on our progress.
Following on from the Award winning success of our sister project (Queens Brewery) on the adjacent site which was finished last Summer, we have great hopes for this exciting new build development.
The Award winning Queens Brewery Developer Forshaw land and Property Ltd won.
"Highly Commended Residential/Renovation Redevelopment and Best Residential Development 2016"
"Shortlisted for Consevation Category for RICS Award 2017"
We are proud to be forging ahead with the refurbishment of one of Ancoats's landmark buildings located on George Leigh Street. Originally and in its heyday the property was the Priest's house connected to the local school. Now the scaffolding has been removed we can see some of the results of our endeavours. Work included repairs and restoration of the masonry and new period style windows to match the original, retaining the character and style of the original building whilst bringing enhanced performance to meet today's high building standards. Behind this rejuvenated facade the work to 20 luxury apartments is ongoing with completion programmed for July 2017.
We have sucessfully handed over on time and within budget our largest project so far. Its great to see the Grade II listed £6 Million Hydes Brewery project opened after 18 months and providing attractive spacious apartments.
The modifications and adaptions of the old Victorian buildings into inspiring, exciting living spaces was technically a challenging process on all levels. From a Design Engineering perspective through to the difficulties of removing redundant commercial infrastructure such as steel brewing equipment the project has been a real test of ingenuity and skill. Practical building solutions were needed to repair the old brick structures and provide them with modern living utilites such as drainage ventilation and data etc. Marrying this with a new build design and modern internal fixtures and fittings gives the whole project a contemporary feel and brings the project into the 21st Century.
It was a close run thing but, once again Colbre has beaten all the odds and have passed the finish line at Rathmell Hall in York. Despite being faced with a delayed start, Colbre were able to complete this conversion of a Grade II listed office building in the Historic centre of York into high end Student Accommodation comprising 62 studio apartments with en-suite facilities. With close monitoring of the programme with our key subcontractors W.M. Dyer Ltd and Parker Phs Ltd it has enabled Colbre to trim two weeks off the contract programme in time for the student invasion for York.