Equans to construct £31m low carbon Liverpool apartments
The Engie subsidiary is the lead contractor for Home Group Development’s 10-storey scheme on the site of the old TJ Hughes department store.
Designs from architect Keith Davidson Partnership call for the erection of 258 apartments and ground floor retail and commercial space. Of the 258 apartments, 144 will have one bedroom, 99 will have two and 15 will be studios.
Called Hughes House, the building and each of its units will have a minimum Energy Performance Certificate rating of B, according to Equans UK & Ireland.
Equans worked with property development and investment company UK Land & Property on the project.
Tim Wood, Equans’regional managing director said: “We have been working on the project for around 18 months with the various stakeholders, and have integrated ourselves into the client’s team, enabling us to increase the overall capacity of the building, while also increasing the efficiency and viability of the project.”
Simon Parker, managing director at UK Land & Property said:
“Equans has been extremely proactive in bringing this project forward. We engaged at an early stage and Equans has been an integral member of the team from the outset.”
Work is slated to begin on Hughes House later this year.
Hughes House is funded through a joint venture by housing association Home Group and BMO Real Estate Partners. The venture resulted in the BMO UK Housing Fund, which aims to accelerate the delivery of affordable homes for rent for key workers. Hughes House is the first scheme for the housing fund.
Equans is not only busy in Liverpool. The company was appointed in August to deliver a 268 mixed-tenure residential scheme in Winsford.