ISG is set to continue its successful working partnership with Manchester City Council after securing a further two projects.
The firm has signed on to transform an outdated 1970s office block in Hulme into a modern working space for council staff. Another scheme will also see ISG improve a well-used public car park for customers of the Council.
The £10.2 million transformation at Alexandra House on Southcombe Walk will see the complete strip out of the old office block creating new working areas, improving the energy efficiency, reducing the carbon footprint of the building and replacing the windows. The eight floors will boast open plan working spaces, breakout areas and two new lifts, plus a brand-new entrance on Moss Lane East with the project set to complete by December 2020.
Repairs will then be delivered to the two-storey car park, to control the ingress of water, and the lift will be replaced to enable better access and use by council staff and visitors to the leisure centre situated above the car park. Improved lighting and security will also be provided.
These works are the latest rocured through the North West Construction Hub’s medium value framework for Manchester City Council, a partnership that has seen ISG deliver projects across various sectors throughout the North West over the last 10 years.
ISG Framework director Neil Walker said: “Our work with the North West Construction Hub and Manchester City Council has seen us deliver stand out, award winning projects and we’re delighted to now be on site at Alexandra House transforming the working space of some of Manchester City Council’s staff. By also improving the car park we’re able to have a wider impact in the ongoing regeneration of Hulme High Street.
“Not only that but our commitment to making a real difference to those who live and work in the surrounding area is clear – we’re working with people at every step of the project to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to have a say and that we’re sharing our expertise with people in the area through placements and job opportunities. We’re also supporting Manchester City Council in their work since announcing a climate emergency by continuing to improve the energy efficiency of the council estate and lowering their carbon footprint. All of this helps us leave a lasting legacy long after we’ve completed the project.”
ISG secured the new contracts after success refurbishing Hulme District Office earlier this year and the library and leisure centre in 2018.