Monthly Archives: October 2014

The redevelopment of a long term derelict and vacant eyesore site situated in a prominent gateway position has gathered pace and is on target to reach practical completion this autumn.

A highly complex redevelopment which will provide 100,000 sq.ft. of high quality office accommodation within two buildings and will be occupied by around 1,000 Sellafield workers, relocating from the nearby Sellafield Plant.

The scheme costs are in the region of £18 million and was a project initially commissioned by Copeland Borough Council who appointed a multi-disciplinary professional team to work up detailed proposals, of which Thomas Lister formed part.

The scheme will provide much needed new office development and investment to the town and is likely to be catalytic in attracting other new investment to Whitehaven.

Rachel Lister from Thomas Lister said “A project thwart with all sorts of difficulties arising from physical characteristics of the site and lack of an established office market in Whitehaven which created significant viability issues. The professional team working with our clients were able to overcome these barriers to project delivery through innovative thinking and close working relationships within the team”.

Link to North West Evening Mail Article

Redevelopment of a former 33 hectare colliery site situated in rural Nottinghamshire commenced on site in late September 2014.

The site has been brought forward for development by the Homes & Communities Agency following a successful developer competition undertaken last year.

Barratt David Wilson are undertaking redevelopment of the site to provide 450 much needed new dwellings along with over 12,000 sq.m. of employment space. Barratt David Wilson working with Wilson Bowden will also be undertaking the redevelopment of Cotgrave town centre in order to provide a high quality range of retail and community facilities to better service the town and new development.

Rachel Lister from Thomas Lister said “I am absolutely delighted to see at last works commencing on this important regeneration project after being appointed in 2009 to assemble a team in order to progress the project from concept stage”.

Link to Inside Media Report