Russells wins £10m Radclyffe Park contract

Russells Construction has been appointed construction partner for the residential and retail phase of LPC Living's retail and residential project in Salford.

The mixed-use scheme will see the construction of 114 new homes, 12 retail units and a 50,000 sq ft Morrisons supermarket off Trafford Road in Ordsall.

The £10m contract will involve Russells Construction delivering the supermarket, a 359-space car park, and a mixture of townhouses and apartments. This first phase of development is due to complete in autumn 2011.

Designed by Liverpool-based architect Falconer Chester Hall, plans for Radclyffe Park gained planning approval from Salford City Council in September.

Andrew Russell, managing director of Trafford-based Russells Construction, said: "It is always very satisfying to win a contract in a tender situation, even more so for a scheme which is set to bring such benefits to the local community. I believe we were successful because of our strong credentials in both the retail and residential sectors, and because we have a track record of delivering complex schemes on time and on budget. The Radcliffe Park development is an important milestone in the regeneration of Ordsall and one we're delighted to be involved with."

Radclyffe Park is the latest phase in the regeneration of Ordsall which has seen Salford-based LPC Living invest more than £150m over the last five years.

The developer has already delivered a range of new benefits for the area, including the new Primrose Hill primary school, nearly 500 modern affordable homes and improvements to parks and open spaces.

Simon Ashdown, development director for LPC Living, added: "LPC Living is committed to delivering a further 500 new homes which will be realistically priced to ensure the local community will benefit, and a great new shopping area."

The partnership with LPC Living sees Russells commence its second regeneration scheme this year, following the firm's appointment as construction partner for the 108-home Manchester Ship Canal Developments Eastbank scheme in Ancoats, a joint venture between Peel Developments and Manchester City Council.

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