Casey's construction division has been given a boost with two exciting project wins in the North West.  The schemes reflect the increasing need for quality affordable housing and will help to alleviate increasing pressures on social housing waiting lists.  Both of these schemes were procured through the JV North Contractors' Framework.

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We are delighted to be working with Helena Partnerships again on an exciting new development of 27 properties in St Helens.

This is a design and build contract on an infill site between Egerton and Gower Streets.  The scheme comprises 17 two-bed, two storey houses and 10 three-bed, two storey houses.  The dwellings have been designed to achieve low energy and carbon emissions to meet current Building Regulations Part L, using thermally efficient and airtight construction.  Heating and hot water requirements will be met using condensing boilers.

The scheme will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.

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Casey has recently completed a rural development at Holly Grove in Tabley, Cheshire, for Peaks and Plains Housing Trust.

The sensitively designed scheme comprises eight properties, including a bungalow, two-bedroom flexi homes and three-bedroom houses.  The development is now fully occupied with all homes allocated to people with a local connection.

The properties have been built to exacting standards, with flexibility in mind.  The two-bedroom homes can easily be converted to offer three bedrooms in order to accommodate a growing family, if needed.

In December, the Trust was joined by Santa and his entourage to welcome the new residents, with mulled wine, mince pies and carols sung by the choir from Hurdsfield Primary School.  Each resident was presented with a Christmas wreath from the team at Peaks and Plains to add some festive cheer.

stamford park bali logoFor the second year running, a major public park restoration scheme carried out by Casey has won the BALI Principal Award in the category of Restoration and Regeneration Scheme.

Stamford Park in Stalybridge was completed in summer 2012.

The judges had this to say about this scheme:

"This Heritage Lottery and local council funded restoration of a Victorian park Near Stalybridge, north of Manchester, has saved a once beautiful public space from neglect and abandonment. The contractor, and last year’s Grand Award winner, has used its well-honed expertise to transform the park. A large area has been re-graded and re-shaped; terraces, a reservoir, boating house and all railings have been refurbished; large ‘urns’  have been restored and repaired, water courses reconstructed; the list goes on. This was a major undertaking that has been completed with expertise and sensitivity by the contractor, resulting in excellent client satisfaction."

cathedral-gardens-jpgRichard III and the City of Leicester have been all over the national news in recent months after the discovery of the King’s remains under a Leicester car park.  This historic city now features in Casey news as it is the venue for two major contract wins for P Casey (Land Reclamation) Ltd — Jubilee Square and Cathedral Gardens.

Works on Jubilee Square, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, commenced in August this year.  This is a major Public Realm scheme which has been designed to enhance the City Centre by the creation of a new Civic Square and public open space, and pedestrian links close to the commercial and retail quarter.

High quality porphyry and granite paving will be the main feature of these works which are located on a site previously used for car parking and Park and Ride facilities.  Leicester City Council’s focus on quality also extends to the soft landscaping which will sensitively punctuate the public realm areas with lawns and common green areas, and the planting of high specification pleached trees and Acers.

page 8 water play 1 1360x1020P Casey (Land Reclamation) Ltd has won an award in the Restoration and Regeneration Category of the 2013 BALI Awards.  The award was made for the restoration of the early 19th Century designed Stamford Park in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.  This makes the third award for this project.

The works at Stamford Park comprised extensive and sensitive hard and soft landscaping to restore a large public park and provide a new pavilion and aviary.

Commenting on the company's success, Mike Cafferky, Operations Director, said, "We are delighted to have won this prestigious BALI Award and especially so since we were outright winners last year.  Moreover, this project has won the RIBA Regional Award and the Manchester Society of Architects Design Award for the building works which were part of the restoration contract.  To win the BALI makes it three in a row for this single project!"

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