Contract awarded for £35m Birmingham project to create 111 new homes
The developer behind a £35m Birmingham residential project has appointed a key sub-contractor for its first concrete frame build in the city centre.
Elevate Property Group has announced renowned concrete frame specialists MPB have secured the contract to deliver both the frame and groundworks package on its Chapman’s Yard development in Upper Gough Street – a major regeneration scheme of 111 new homes.
This follows the appointment of Shropshire based Buildfifty5 who will act as the construction manager for the development.
Managing director James Costello said that the appointments represented a key milestone for the delivery of the project with works now scheduled to start in the next few weeks.
James said: “Chapman’s Yard is our latest collaboration with Buildfifty5 as we have successfully worked together previously on Elevate’s city centre Heaton House and Price Street developments and the redevelopment of a former HMRC site in Solihull.
“We are also excited to have MPB on board to deliver the concrete frame package, this underscores our commitment to work alongside people we trust and who share our approach to delivering high quality projects to the city.
“This is Elevate’s first project to be delivered under a construction procurement route – giving us the benefit of maintaining a level of control over standards and suppliers to make sure we’re delivering the quality we’re known for.
Chapman’s Yard is Elevate’s 11th development in the city of Birmingham, delivering a mixture one and two bedroom apartments plus a number of larger street level duplexes within walking distance of Grand Central station, the Mailbox and the city centre.
James added: “It’s a challenging topography in the city centre, with quite a big fall away on the Chapman’s Passage side of the site and two existing buildings either side. But we have an excellent team of delivery partners on board, with a track record of success matching Elevate’s own reputation for high quality projects which positively contribute to the regeneration of Birmingham city centre.”
Also appointed for the project are Associated Architects, civil engineers CWA and engineering services company CPW – all based in Birmingham.
Garry Whiting, managing director of Buildfifty5, said the Bridgnorth-based team was delighted to be managing the construction for Elevate Property Group on the Upper Gough Street site.
“The key to success for any build is being able to enjoy a great working relationship with the people commissioning our services. We’ve worked with James and his team previously, and we’re looking forward to delivering Elevate’s first concrete frame build under this new contract.”
Elevate Property Group currently has six live residential sites across Birmingham, Derby, and Nottingham.