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B and K wins £50m Salford office

Bowmer and Kirkland (B&K) has announced that it has won the race to construct a 125,000 square feet office development in Salford.

The news comes on back of the contractor successfully seeing off bids from rival firms such as Morgan Sindall and John Sisk to work on the eight-storey office, which is situated on the banks of the River Irwell.

The project will be developed by the English Cities Fund (ECf), a joint venture between Muse Development, Legal and General and the Homes and Communities Agency.

The development value of the project could exceed the £50 million, with work set to begin imminently following the knocking down of the Ralli Courts building, which formerly occupied the One New Bailey site.

Features will include a 615-space multi-storey car park, which is already under construction, as well as a 143-bed Premier Inn, also being built by B&K.

Funding will come from Legal and General and will see it mark a major milestone in the scheme, which will be designed by by RHWL Architects to a BREEAM Excellent standard. One New Bailey is also set to provide large floorplates of up to 17,000 square feet.

Neil Brook, regional director of B&K in the north-west, said: “It is great to have been appointed on the next phase of the New Bailey development and look forward to furthering our relationship with ECf on what is a very important project being the first office development.”

Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: ”We are very pleased to have appointed Bowmer & Kirkland on One New Bailey as they have already completed the Premier Inn to the agreed timescales and budget.”

The project, which is to used Buro Four in the role of Buro Four, is set to be completed in the spring of 2016.ADNFCR-1203-ID-801757639-ADNFCR

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