String of wins for subcontractors on £275m Bradford site
Westfield has confirmed a string of major package wins for local subcontractors on its £275m Broadway shopping centre in Bradford.
Westfield has revealed details of 13 major deals:
Pitts Wilson (Bradford – Mechanical and electrical engineering)
Moortown Construction (Bradford – Groundworks and Concrete)
Boss Security (Bradford – Security)
Cementation Skanska (Doncaster – Piling)
Severfield-Rowen (Thirsk – Steelworks and Steel stairs)
Foremans (York – Accommodation)
Benchmark (Barnsley – Scaffolding)
Northern Steel Decking (Sheffield – Steel decking)
T W Catering - (Pontefract- Catering)
Clearwell – (Brighouse – Pest Control)
Ebor Concrete – (Ripon – Staircases)
Dearnside Fabrications – (Sheffield – Handrails and Balustrades)
Keith Whitmore, Head of Design and Construction for Westfield said: “The Broadway shopping centre will provide a major stimulus for the regional economy by creating direct and indirect jobs across a range of industries.
“We remain committed to working with supply chain partners from across the region where practically possible and today’s announcement demonstrates the innovation and expertise that exists in many firms in Yorkshire.”
Mark Flude, Managing Director of M&E winner Pitts Wilson said: “Pitts Wilson are extremely proud to be involved with the prestigious Broadway Development in Bradford with Westfield and Meyer Bergman.
“With our history of over a century in business, we have partnered with another longstanding Bradford company Mitton Mechanical to provide the M&E services to this impressive project.
“Two local experienced companies employing local labour – a great tale to tell and boost to the Bradford economy”.
Bradford Council Leader Cllr David Green said: “It’s really good to see businesses from the Bradford District benefiting from the construction of the Broadway shopping centre and we welcome the boost in jobs this will bring to local people.”
The 570,000 sq ft scheme already has retailer commitments for more than 50 percent of its floor space including major retailers Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Next, River Island, Topshop, Topman and Boots with further major UK retailers under negotiation.
It will create around 1,500 construction jobs and 2,500 new retail jobs for Bradford.
Grant Prior | Wed 16th July | Construction Enquirer