2022 has started strongly with the award of the £2.4 million mechanical and electrical contract at Tatton Gardens in Chorley, Lancashire, by main contractor, Robertson Construction North West. Ameon Utilities will also get the development connected in a separate utilities infrastructure contract worth in excess of £300,000.


Tatton Gardens, which is being developed for Chorley Council, on the site of the old Stagecoach bus depot in the town, will provide 62 extra care apartments and affordable accommodation for people aged 55 and over.  And our contract will involve installation of services infrastructure, serving the apartments, a new GP surgery, pharmacy, community café, state-of-the-art community centre, children’s nursery and garden.


Low carbon technologies will feature in the project and will include the use of air source heat pumps backed up by electric boilers to remove the need for natural gas.  In addition, a substantial photovoltaic panel array on the roof of the development will provide solar generated electricity.


Pre-contract director, Mark Court, said: “Coming hot on the heels of our £10 million contract gain at Latitude Purple, in Leeds, the Tatton Gardens contract signals a great start to the year for both Ameon, and Ameon Utilities.  It’s a prestigious regeneration development in Chorley and we’re delighted to be involved in its construction, particularly as it features a number of the low-carbon energy technologies in which we have developed extensive experience over the past decade or so.”