Cheetham Hill Retail Park Refurb Under Way
Williams Tarr have commenced the phase one refurbishment of Cheetham Hill Retail Park for Sports Direct Property Ltd. The £2.6m design and build project to reconfigure and refurb half of the park, entails extensive work to the building envelope including an eye-catching new flat ceramic panel façade with expansive curtain walling and feature entrances.
Internally, a large area of floor slab is to be renewed and piled foundations are being installed to support the new 4,000 m2 concrete mezzanine floor, which will almost double the phase one retail floor area. Other internal works include new escape staircases, pits for lifts and an escalator, new party walls and modifications to sprinklers and emergency lighting.
External works involve adaptations to the car park and entrance pavings, drainage and mains services.
The busy adjoining stores are occupied by B&M Bargains and Currys/PC World, so it is essential that the work does not impact on their trading whilst ensuring full unhindered and safe access to customers. With completion of the shell scheduled in December, Lidl are set to be one of the new occupiers.
Cube are Project Managers for the Client, Pozzoni are the Architects and WYG are carrying out the structural design.
Williams Tarr M.D. David Wilkinson commented:
We’ve been working with the Sports Direct team developing the design on this scheme for some time and we’re delighted that we can now get construction operations under way. The new facades will give the park a truly outstanding, modern look on this prominent corner site.