CPUK wins £12m contract to build Salford riverfront apartment scheme

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30th July 2019


Construction Partnership UK Group (CPUK) has won a £12 million contract to build a riverfront apartment scheme in Manchester.

The North West construction company is building The Waterhouse, 86 high specification apartments on the River Irwell with river views into the heart of Manchester across the water.

CPUK took part in a 2 stage tender for the contract with Forshaw Land & Property Group, a Bolton-based developer with a strong track record for building quality residential developments across the region.

The Waterhouse, off Worrall Street on the Salford side of the Irwell, will have roof terraces, private balconies in the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, a gym, residents’ lounge, cycle storage and option car parking spaces.

Some of the apartments, available to buy off plan, are duplexes.

Forshaw is an award-winning family owned developer run by brothers Lyndon, Jonathan and Glenn Forshaw specialising in creating boutique-style homes people love, in market-led locations people need, to standards people value.

Many successful past residential projects, including Alumni, a converted Victorian school in Ancoats and Halo in Simpson Street close to the Northern Quarter, have been targeted at property investors attracted to Forshaw’s history of delivering assured yields, impressive returns well in excess of regional averages and capital growth.

Steve Burke, manging director of CPUK, said: “We have negotiated and won several high-quality residential builds during the past three years in Manchester and Salford. This is our second scheme with Forshaw following on from the successful 179 unit Huddersfield student accommodation development.”

“Forshaw is a developer that takes unloved land and forgotten buildings and turns them into the unique spaces that bring land back to life.
“We have a lot of experience working on difficult sites and this project fits well with our expertise in residential new builds.”

The 18 month contract will see the CPUK team working out a site office 250 metres from the main construction site.

The brick façade will be complemented by green glazed brick slips to the rear walls of the balconies and zinc cladding at roof level.

CPUK recently completed a £2.3 million project to transform redundant council offices in Chorlton for Manchester developer, Retail Property Investments, bringing the 1960s building in Manchester Road back to life with a mixed use scheme of three retail units and 22 apartments.

The £4 million Albert Vaults in Chapel Street, Salford, a scheme due for completion in Autumn 2019, delivering an eight storey building with 25 apartments and a commercial unit on the site of the former Albert Vaults pub for Novo Property Group.

CPUK is one of the North West’s leading independent building and civil engineering companies with an order book of £98 million and annual turnover of £60 million.

Founded in March 2000, the business operates from purpose-built headquarters at White Moss Business Park in Skelmersdale.

It enjoys an exceptional reputation in the fields of Traditional and Design and Build construction schemes with more than 80% of contracts undertaken on a repeat business basis with blue chip clients.

CPUK Group includes a Civils & Remediation division, meaning the company can offer a full in-house construction and development service to clients – from demolition and site remediation to building work – all based at CPUK’s headquarters in Skelmersdale.

CPUK Group has achieved Investors in People Status and is Constructionline and CHAS accredited for major schemes in excess of £5 million.

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