ISG appointed to Alexandra House redevelopment in Manchester
The contractor and property development company ISG have begun the redevelopment of an office block named Alexandra House on Southcombe Walk in Hulme, South Manchester, on behalf of the Manchester City Council.
The Alexandra House redevelopment has cost a total figure of £10.2M and will take a keen focus upon improving the eight-storey building’s energy efficiency, primarily through the replacement of windows, while also featuring open plan working spaces, breakout areas, two new lifts, and a brand-new entrance on Moss Lane East.
The project itself was procured through the North West Construction Hub’s Medium Value Framework and is scheduled for completion in December 2020.
The Framework Director, Neil Walker stated: “Our work with the North West Construction Hub and Manchester City Council has seen us deliver stand out, award winning projects and we are delighted to now be on site at Alexandra House transforming the working space of some of Manchester City Council’s staff. By also improving the car park we are able to have a wider impact in the ongoing regeneration of Hulme High Street.
“Not only that but our commitment to making a real difference to those who live and work in the surrounding area is clear – we are working with people at every step of the project to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have a say and that we are sharing our expertise with people in the area through placements and job opportunities.
“We are also supporting Manchester City Council in their work since announcing a climate emergency by continuing to improve the energy efficiency of the council estate and lowering their carbon footprint. All of this helps us leave a lasting legacy long after we have completed the project.”
The Project Manager within Capital Programmes and Procurement at Manchester City Council, Promise Amadi added: “For a refurbishment as complex as this, and on a building of its age, with a legacy of structural issues, detailed planning and the valuable expertise of the delivery team was always going to be crucial to the success of the project.
“The ISG team has demonstrated a high degree of knowledge and professionalism throughout the design stages and continue to work collaboratively with MCC to deliver the scheme within the agreed budget and programme.”
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