Caddick Construction has completed a project delivering 3,000 sq m of new laboratories and workspace across three existing buildings within Mereside at Bruntwood SciTech’s Alderley Park in Cheshire.
This was Caddick Construction’s third project at the site, having completed £26 million of refurbishment and expansion work to No.21 at Mereside, a flagship four-storey lab and office block and the new 2,227 space, seven multi-storey car park.
This latest development has comprehensively refurbished No. 23 – 24 and 19D basement in Mereside to provide a new internal configuration and high specification finish. It has delivered high-specification laboratories, alongside breakout and presentation spaces at the world leading science and technology campus. It will appeal to a mix of science and hi-tech businesses occupiers, particularly those working in drug discovery and development, infectious diseases and oncology.
The Caddick Construction team is also delivering a fourth project at the site, refurbishing Mereside’s No.22, which is set to complete later this summer.
David Burton, Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction, said: “The team is delighted to have completed our third successful phase of world-class science and technology space at Alderley Park. We have worked at the site for the last four years and have a great working relationship with the Bruntwood SciTech team and the customers.
“As part of our commitment to generating local employment, skills and training opportunities we used a local supply chain where possible and recruited locally for our placement opportunities.”
Kath Mackay, Director of Life Sciences, Bruntwood SciTech, said: “The life sciences sector is witnessing rapid and continued growth in the North West and the creation of these pioneering workspaces speaks to that demand. Our newly redeveloped laboratories are a step change from traditional lab environments as the industry sees a shift towards an ecosystem of workspace that offers opportunities for young, innovative companies to collaborate alongside sectoral leaders. Alderley Park's latest injection of high quality biology and chemistry labs will further facilitate this.
“Alderley Park is already a world-leading campus for science and technology and a key location for the North’s thriving life sciences sector. Investing in its future will keep this facility - and its businesses - at the forefront of regional, national and international innovation.”
Located less than 20 miles from Manchester city centre and within 20 minutes’ drive of Manchester Airport, Alderley Park is home to the UK’s largest single site bioscience campus, alongside Glasshouse - 150,000 sq ft of contemporary workspace for forward-thinking, tech focussed companies.
Designed by Fairhursts Design Group, Hilson Moran and Pitts Wilson provided MEP services and Booth King Partnership was the structural engineer