Edward Street · Stockport

Superb new state-of-the-art head office for Stockport Homes
CLIENT
Edward Street Developments/Quorum Estates
SIZE
54,500 sq ft
DATE COMPLETED
May 2017
VALUE
£9.6m
ARCHITECT
AEW
SUSTAINABILITY
Clients Specification

Overview

Quorum Estates has appointed Eric Wright Construction to deliver a new headquarters building in Stockport town centre for Stockport Homes.

Edward Street is a mixed use building in Stockport Town Centre and is currently let to Lamborghini.

Further to demolition of the existing structure, the new four storey building will see the consolidation of Stockport Homes’ existing services into one modern, efficient Grade A office facility.

The new building comprises four floors of office accommodation delivering approximately 54,500ft2 gross internal floor area (excluding basement car park) over the total of the building, served by a pedestrian entrance from Edward Street.

 

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Key Challenges

With a city centre location, Edward Street has presented the construction team with logistical challenges of coordinating material deliveries and on-site sub- contract trades.

The façade is primarily constructed from pre-cast concrete panels with the largest weighing upwards of eight tonnes installed over a period of 14 weeks. With just about enough space to unload 1 vehicle at a time within the confines of our site boundaries the construction team has planned meticulously using a system of at the point of install deliveries seeing the successful completion of the façade works on time.

Whilst excavating the site, a known historical windmill dating back to the 1700s was uncovered, the team worked with the archaeologists whilst they cleaned and surveyed the structure to update historical records.

Added Value

At pre-construction stage the team interrogated the design and specification for alternative materials without compromising quality and specification to lower construction costs for our client.

Early engagement with our supply chain enabled the offering of savings for items of mechanical equipment using alternative manufacturers, further significant savings were achieved reaching a design solution for the basement tanking suitable for the specified category of basement.

The team have also added value to the local community through providing employment opportunities with a target of 75% local workforce. Clothing and food have been collected and donated to a local homeless hostel called the Wellspring Centre throughout the project duration.

Client Feedback

“We went through a thorough tender process prior to selecting Eric Wright Construction and look forward to working with them on this project. Working in conjunction with our design team and Stockport Homes we have agreed a turnkey specification which is cost efficient and which will provide a new high quality environment for staff and customers of Stockport Homes.”
Paul Cook
Director, Quorum

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