Yorkshire construction firm secures contract in £12.5m regeneration development

A Yorkshire construction firm has secured the contract to build a 41-home development on Ducie Street, Manchester.

Big Red, headquartered in Huddersfield, has begun construction on the disused car park due to take 68 weeks to complete. The firm is both the developer and main contractor on the £12.5m scheme.

As part of the Manchester Piccadilly Strategic Regeneration Framework, the project will see 13 one-bedroom and 28 two-bedroom apartments in a seven-storey building, developed as a joint venture between Big Red Industries group and Urbano Property and designed by Tim Groom Architects.

Mike Lomas, managing director of Big Red said: “Those who know Big Red and how we work will know how much we enjoy being part of regeneration projects like this. Seeing the positive impact builds like this can have on areas is a huge perk of the job!

“Ducie Street, and the wider Piccadilly area, is in the midst of a huge transformation, and we’re so excited to be part of it. Manchester is constantly growing and somewhere we’re increasing our focus on for 2022 and beyond, so we love heading over the Pennines to be involved in these projects.”

Dan Clarke, business sector director and site lead added: “This is a really exciting scheme in Big Red’s pipeline, and I’m delighted to be leading the work.

“We have a strong team on site, ready for any challenges that may arise. Tim Groom Architects has designed some really interesting builds in the past, so it’ll be great to be able to bring their vision to life.”

Big Red has worked on many projects in the North West, including The Beacon Centre in Clayton and Eccleston Street in Prescot. Big Red recently celebrated five years of business, in which it has seen year on year growth with a 2020-21 turnover increase of 400 per cent.

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