Case Study


Tatton House Works Depot


Trafford Borough Council
Harry Fairclough Construction Ltd
June 2017
October 2017
Form of Contract
Delivery Type
Construct Only

Conversion and refurbishment of an existing office / workshop into a Depot Facility for Trafford Council.

The development comprised of fully refurbishing the existing building to accommodate office , new welfare and mess facilities, changing room, vehicular workshop, new woodwork workshop and new plant room with new Mechanical & Electrical plant located within the courtyard between the main building and the annex Plant room building stripped and new external plant installed. Refurbishment of the existing external stores to bring back into use.

The existing workshop located to the west of the main building was converted to accommodate new offices and storage. A new external goods lift installed to the existing loading bay to facilitate deliveries to the building. The existing gatehouse also received internal refurbishment and include the controls for the weighbridge.

The project included extensive external works :
• Relocation of existing Salt Barn from the Carrington Depot Site, including the formation of a new concrete slab base.
• Provision of new acoustic fencing to the North boundary line
• Surfacing works to create new car parking spacing
• New bicycle shelter with 22 spaces
• New vehicular wash area
• New 60ft weighbridge
• Creation of waste transfer and recycling bays
• Storage including, emergency store, cage store, small tools storage area and highways storage area.

As part of our Social Value measures our team took on a technical apprentice from the local community to enter into our training programme for the duration of the project gaining valuable practical experience and an introduction into the construction industry. On completion of the project they have continued as a permanent member or our internal apprentice programme involving both practical experience and academic study to degree level.

Our supply chain have also taken on a number of apprentices as part of their involvement in the project from the local community with the intention that they continue as part of their long term training programmes.

‘Harry Fairclough have been pivotal in the successful delivery of Tatton House and the support they have provided throughout the project……The team members have been supportive and pragmatic and always offered the best solutions.’ Manish Mistry – Managing Architect, Amey