September 21, 2018

Cementing relationship

Bardsley Construction has secured a further contract with City West Housing Trust after being appointed to construct a state-of-the-art £6.5m extra care facility in Walkden, Salford.

The scheme at the location formerly known as Ninian Gardens was won via the City West Framework and will provide a three-storey extra care facility with 56 apartments and associated communal facilities.

Work has just started on site with the project – designed by John McCall Architects – due to be completed in October 2016.

This extra care facility is the second such scheme to be built by Bardsley for City West, a ForViva group member which owns 14,600 homes, following the completion of a 66-bed complex at Amblecote Gardens, Little Hulton, West Salford. The scheme opened in September 2014 and formed part of a wider £13.2m scheme to also provide 73 affordable family homes and five bungalows for older people.

Other key projects undertaken by Greater Manchester-based Bardsley for the housing trust include a £3.5m contract to create 35 affordable homes as part of the Barton Village regeneration scheme in Salford. The first and second phases of the scheme are due for completion in January 2016, with phase 3 due to start later this year.

Ged Rooney, Procurement Director of Bardsley Construction, said: “The award of this latest contract by City West shows we continue to build on our hard-earned reputation for outstanding works for the public sector with a strong emphasis on collaborative partnerships with clients including housing associations, local authorities, education bodies and health authorities.”

Nigel Sedman, Director of Investment and Regeneration at ForViva, said: “We are very pleased to be working again with Bardsley on the Bourke Gardens project, which will be our second extra care scheme delivered through this partnership and provide customers with much needed high quality extra care accommodation.”

City West has also recently won planning permission to provide 103 homes on the site of the former Salford City Reds rugby stadium.