The £10 million mechanical and electrical contract on the prestigious Upperbanks development in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, has been awarded to Ameon by main contractor Willmott Dixon.Our contract will include responsibility for design and installation of all building services infrastructure, serving a development of 242 apartments and a 146-bedroom Hampton by Hilton Hotel. The apartment development will be the first phase of Ameon’s involvement, Ameon Utilities has already completed a separate contract to install utilities infrastructure, in a package worth £800,000.Announcing the gain, pre-construction director, Mark Court commented: “Having played our part in the regeneration of Manchester city centre over the past decade, we are delighted to be involved in such a significant scheme that will help to shape the landscape of Rochdale town centre for generations to come. This is our first contract for Willmott Dixon, and we look forward to collaborating with the company, in conjunction with Rochdale Development Agency on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council, on this landmark regeneration development which will add to the burgeoning town centre amenities.”
Richard Wright, operations manager at Willmott Dixon, said: “The local pride in Rochdale and the level of inward investment being attracted to exciting developments such as Upperbanks, make it a blueprint for town centre regeneration across the UK.
“We have recently completed the concrete frames to the apartment blocks, with the hotel due to be finished shortly. Works on site now focus on completing the envelope and commencing the internal fit out of all 3 buildings.
“We are working with all our supply chain partners to create sustainable employment opportunities and a lasting positive legacy in Rochdale.”
Work is expected to complete in 2023.