New Costa Coffee St Helens


Sub-structure works in progress

New Costa Coffee St Helens

Williams Tarr recently commenced a project to build a Costa Coffee unit at St Helens Retail Park on Peasley Cross Lane for U.B.S. Global Asset Management.  The 15 week contract is due to be completed early in July.

The standalone unit involves extensive sub-structure works, requiring removal of major obstructions from former buildings and vibro-piling to support a reinforced concrete raft slab.


Design and Build Director John Hughes said:-

We are pleased to be maintaining our relationship with U.B.S. Global Asset Management and their consultancy team on another retail park project

Greyhound reconfig April 2016

Reconfigurations at Greyhound Retail Park

Williams Tarr Construction recently commenced work at Greyhound Retail Park Chester for Standard Life Investments on a refurbishment and reconfiguration project of unit 2a to form two new units.

Retail schemes and associated restaurants for institutional clients in busy live environments are a Williams Tarr speciality.  We generally have at least two of these projects on site at any one time.

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Students enlightened on Soil Stabilisation

Williams Tarr hosted a site visit for HNC construction students from Warrington Collegiate to witness first hand the lime stabilisation operations on a 3 acre HGV concrete aprons project in Warrington.

The £1.1 million scheme by Williams Tarr extends the Hermes Parcelnet Northern Distribution Hub at Omega Business Park, Burtonwood to provide parking for 106 trailers and 30 tractors.

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Jon’s Santa Dash for Charity

Williams Tarr Site Manager Jon Marsden, a keen runner, recently boosted his training routine by entering into the Christmas spirit on the 2015 Liverpool Santa Dash raising funds for Claire House Children’s Hospice.

Well done to Jon on receiving your medal!

Jon was one of over 6,000 people who took part in this year’s Santa Dash event which made a circuit of the city starting from Pier Head. The annual fun run is now in its 12th year and last year held the World title for the most Santa participants.

Williams Tarr Site Manager Jon Marsden (rear left) with the students following their site induction

LJMU students visit Cooper’s Building

Williams Tarr recently hosted a series of site visits to Cooper’s Building for building surveying students from Liverpool John Moores University in collaboration with Project Managers Chris Wilman and Richard Kelly of JLL. The visitors received full safety inductions and were taken on a guided tour of this interesting large scale remediation project.

Williams Tarr are well advanced with major structural repairs to the roof and upper floors of the iconic six storey Cooper’s Building on Church Street, Liverpool’s main pedestrianised shopping area.

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New Halfords Store under way at Riverside Retail Park

Williams Tarr have commenced a design and build contract to construct a new Halfords retail store at Riverside Retail Park, Warrington for property investors Warrington Riverside Pradera Limited. The new unit infills space between the existing Homebase & Sports Direct stores on the busy shopping park. Strict site management will be required to maintain the safety of the general public and avoid disruption to the trading of adjoining live retail premises.

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Fast track retail units delivered on time

Williams Tarr have successfully completed another fast track project at Croft Retail and Leisure Park, Bromborough to reconfigure two existing units into 3 new units. The two phased project facilitated the relocation of Mothercare and the formation of new stores for H&M Bargains and an M&S Simply Food Store. Work included internal strip out, a new façade and entrance towers, internal sub-division, mezzanine floor, new services, etc.

The tight schedule was achieved in time for Christmas trading. The Employer’s Agent commented:

Please find attached a copy of the Statement of Practical Completion for your information.  As ever, I would like to thank you and your team for all your hard work in delivering an excellent product. Thanks again”.

Nick Currie
Director – Building Consultancy


Foundry Handed Over

Williams Tarr have successfully completed The Foundry, a new 44,400 sq. ft. development of 12 business units situated opposite the historic Ordsall Hall, in Salford.

Located mid-way between Manchester city centre, Media City and Trafford Park, the two blocks of business units have been designed for end users who want flexible and practical business space that looks amazing. The front elevations have attractive brick office facades, and there are separate service yards provided to the rear.

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Hermes Parcelnet phase 1 on site

Williams Tarr have started the initial enablement phase of a £1.1 million major trailer park extension for Hermes Parcelnet at their Northern Hub at Omega Business Park, Burtonwood.

The fully automated distribution hub is thriving with a capacity to handle up to a staggering one million parcels a day. Williams Tarr will be commencing the main works in January 2016 to construct almost 3 acres of new roads and concrete aprons for 106 trailers and 30 tractors with associated drainage, lighting, CCTV, fencing, gates and barriers and landscaping.


Retail reconfiguration at Liverpool ONE on track

Williams Tarr are on schedule with the £700k+ fast track enablement project for Liverpool ONE to reconfigure the former Stockton’s furniture store on Hanover Street into 4 new A3/A4 premises.

The scope of works includes full strip out back to shell including removal of escalators, all services and roof top plant, followed by the sub-division of the 3 storey shell to form 4 self-contained restaurant/bar units ready for fit out by the tenants.

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