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G&H Building Services appointed to 245-home scheme at historic Tower Works site

G&H Building Services has been appointed to a 245-home scheme at the historic Tower Works site in the South Bank area of Leeds city centre.

Appointed by lead contractor Sir Robert McAlpine, full BIM design and build of mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) services will be delivered in a £6 million contract.

The £57 million development by Richardson and Ask Real Estate Ltd in partnership with Homes England will boost the availability of housing in the heart of Leeds.

Once completed, Tower Works will provide two new residential buildings with one, two and three bedroom build-to-rent apartments and duplexes located south of the railway station.

Ground floor commercial spaces will also be created.

Tower Works has a rich industrial history having been established in the 1860s as a steel pin factory for carding and combing in the textile industry before closing in 1981.

The original Victorian buildings, designed by Thomas Shaw, are famous for their Italianate influence, prominent in the three towers: Verona, Giotto and Little Chimney.

Plans, which are already underway, see three new public squares designed around each of the three chimneys.

Senior Contracts Manager at G&H Building Services, David Wilson, said: “The South Bank area is being completely transformed and a key element of the regeneration is Tower Works.

“It is one of the most distinctive sites in Leeds and we are delighted to be playing our part bringing it back life with an array of MEP services to best serve the needs of the residents who will be living in the 245 homes.

“The site is of high strategic value as it is seen by millions of people arriving in the city by train every year.

“The revitalised, distinctive chimney skyline will show a contemporary side to the area with a nod to its industrial past creating a striking impression.”

G&H’s MEP services include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, above ground drainage, sanitary ware, thermal insulation, building management systems, fire alarms, sprinklers and solar panels.

Lighting, lightning protection, small power, data, access controls and CCTV are among other services being designed and installed.

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