Barnes to regenerate Islington Wharf

David McCourt

Bury-based building contractor Thomas Barnes is to build 47 apartments and townhouses on Vesta Street, Manchester, as part of the second phase of Islington Wharf for ISIS Waterside Regeneration.

The deal is part of £10m worth of projects the company has secured over the last seven days.

Barnes has also been appointed by Ainscough Equestrian Service to construct a £2.5m equestrian centre on the site of the old Thompson House Farm in Standish.Islington Wharf

The firm has secured a contract to refurbish the neo natal department at Bradford Royal Infirmary, and in Glossop, Barnes is to add a 32,000 sq ft extension to a warehouse for Carpenter Limited.

Andrew Field, senior business development manager for Thomas Barnes, said: "Barnes has had the most amazing first quarter of 2013, not only winning these jobs but also the £2.9m extension to the theatres at Salford Royal Hospital and the £500,000 refurbishment of the Rockferry One Stop Shop for Wirral MBC.

"In addition we have handed over the new Arts Building at Bury Grammar School, an education centre at The Christie Hospital, and the refurbished and extended Kenmore Medical Centre in Wilmslow."

"Whilst market conditions remain challenging we are taking great pride in the level of enquiries we are receiving and the number of those we are converting into projects."

Whilst maintaining its active office in Bury, Thomas Barnes opened its Liverpool office in the autumn, trading from Bruntwood's The Plaza building on Old Hall Street.

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