The transformation of Liverpool’s iconic Tobacco Warehouse is progressing with the announcement of a new contractor.
City-based firm Steven Hunt & Associates will carry out the mechanical and electrical (M&E) works on Harcourt Developments’ 538-apartment scheme.
The conversion of the Grade II-listed building into new homes forms part of the wider 125-acre Ten Streets regeneration at the city’s North Docks.
Steve Hunt & Associates will design the central boiler unit to serve apartments at the 36-acre site.
The firm’s multi-million pound contract also includes work on the design of energy efficient lighting, access control, a full infrastructure distribution system, sprinklers to apartments and car park ventilation to the basement.
Commenting on the appointment of a Liverpool-based firm to work on the project, Paul Manning at Harcourt Developments says: “Staying true to local businesses is very important for us, and we hope to create over £10,000,000 worth of contracts in the region over the next two years.”
Steve Hunt, managing director of Steven Hunt & Associates, adds: “Harcourt Developments are experts in this type of large scale redevelopment, so together we are hoping to create something the city can be truly proud of and I am exceptionally proud of my team.
“With such a large building, planning and preparation will as always, be key for Tobacco Warehouse. Identifying how we can save money for the client, we will ensure that the risk and cost base of this scheme is lowered, which is something we have become well known for doing.”
The first phase of Steve Hunt & Associates’ work on the Tobacco Warehouse is scheduled to begin in December, with the second and third phases of the building’s development planned for next year prior to work being due for completion in 2019.