Case Study

Civic

Warrington Incubator AMEI Building

Warrington

Client
Warrington Borough Council
Location
Warrington
Value
£8.3m
Contractor
ISG
Start
September 2014
Completion
August 2015
Sector
Civic
Form of Contract
JCT 2011
Delivery Type
Design & Build

Design and build of a new five storey building, including Cat B fit-out, to be used as an advanced manufacturing and engineering incubator for start-up and existing businesses. The project covers an area totalling 50,000 sqm.

£900k of value engineering savings were made via specification changes to the roof, cladding and curtain walling

A groundbreaking event, attended by Dame Tessa Jowell MP, helped to generate publicity and raise the profile of the project

Sustainability and Localism
• The project was part of the contractor’s CITB National Skills Academy for Construction programme, supporting local people with work experience opportunities and job creation
• Four work experience placements were provided via the Budding Brunels programme and Construction Youth Trust
• 11 apprentices were supported against a target of three at the start of the scheme, totalling 39 weeks on site
• To support the use of local labour on the scheme, the contractor worked with Warrington and Co to arrange a Supply Chain Open Day in July 2013. Over 60% of labour on the project was based within 30 miles
• The building boasts impressive sustainability credentials and has achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ environmental rating

“We are extremely pleased that the project was completed in line with the stringent timescales required to qualify for ERDF funding, which also imposed the criteria of a BREEAM Excellent rating. This was expertly achieved, exceeding the targets in every single area. We now have a high quality, sustainable building, which sets the standard for the new Stadium Quarter and the wider regeneration of Warrington as a whole.” Charles Goodall, Director, Warrington & Co.