Eric Wright Construction has been appointed as the main contractor and is now on-site for Birkenhead’s £11 million Tower Wharf development scheme.
The main contracter, based out of Bamber Bridge, will build the four-storey, flagship office building on a cleared, partially contaminated site.
The project is due for completion by October 2015, with the building supposedly able to accommodate around 800 employees.
The developer, Longmeadow Estates, have worked with architects Falconer Chester Hall on the scheme, with the design team supported by Muir Associates (UK), Abacus Consult and administered by AECOM.
Leader of Wirral Council Phil Davies, said:
“This is of huge importance, given that it kick starts the regeneration of the Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone. It is a significant step in our vision to regenerate Wirral, and demonstrates that even at a time of such economic difficulties we continue to make significant progress towards the delivery of our ambitious investment strategy.
“The challenge for us now is to ensure this exciting vision delivers real benefits for residents and businesses of Wirral and the Liverpool City region.”
Managing director of Longmeadow Estates, Karl Bergh, said:
“It’s a very exciting scheme for us. We have done other office and commercial developments, but this is our biggest project to date.”
Words: Peter Cribley