Tower Wharf completes at Mersey Waters
A 48,000 sq ft office let to call centre operator The Contact Company has been completed by Eric Wright Group within the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone.
The £8.6m Tower Wharf project, on behalf of developer Longmeadow Estates, saw the design and build of the four-storey office complete with large reception, lobby and roof terrace.
The waterfront premises at Birkenhead, designed by Falconer Chester Hall Architects, will provide open plan office accommodation for around 800 staff on land owned by the Homes & Communities Agency.
The 50-week scheme was the first of its kind to start within the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone and forms part of the 500-acre Wirral Waters regeneration scheme which is being delivered by Peel.
The £4.5bn programme of works aims to transform the Birkenhead dockland into an internationally-recognisable business and leisure destination.
Leach Structural Steelwork fabricated, supplied and erected 375 tonnes of steel for the Tower Wharf building.
Karl Bergh, managing director at Longmeadow Estates, said: “This flagship development, which took two years from inception to completion, has provided a much needed kick start to the Wirral Waters regeneration programme and would not have been possible without the considerable support of the Local Authority, DCLG and ERDF, who provided significant and much needed grant funding.”
FCH and Longmeadow Estates previously worked with the Contact Company on the acquisition and refurbishment of the Queensgate building in Felton in 2010 for TCC’s second Birkenhead base. Queensgate is TCC’s head office.
At Tower Wharf, the FCH design team was supported by Muir Associates, Abacus Consult and AECOM which provided a multi-disciplinary service of employer’s agent, quantity surveyor and CDM-C.