Main contractor chosen for Wirral Waters project

A ceremony was held recently to mark the selection of the primary contractor for the construction of a major office space development being undertaken at Wirral Waters.

Eric Wright Construction, based in Bamber Bridge, has been appointed and has now begun work at the Birkenhead site, with the project scheduled to be completed by October of this year.

The office block is set to cost £11 million to complete, but it could lead to the creation of approximately 800 jobs in the area, once businesses move into the development.

It will be the first office block to be constructed at the Enterprise Zone, lying close to the new Wirral Metropolitan College campus being built on the other side of the road.

Furthermore, alongside the jobs created when the development is completed, firms providing services like paving on the Wirral may find themselves called upon.

The project is being overseen by Longmeadow Estates, and its managing director – Karl Bergh – told the Liverpool Echo:

“The local authority has been extremely helpful throughout the planning and pre-commencement process, and we are also grateful for the support of the European Regional Development Fund and the Homes and Communities Agency, who were the former landowners.

“It’s a very exciting scheme for us. We have done other office and commercial developments, but this is our biggest project to date.”

Longmeadow previously handled construction projects for Merseyside Estates Ltd and Magenta Living, alongside other building works in the area.

The Wirral Waters development, which involves the building of a 48,000 sq ft four-storey block, got the go-ahead from Wirral Council last summer. The site has already been cleared, thanks to firms able to provide ground and garden clearance on the Wirral, ensuring that the area is ready for construction work to begin.