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Mixed-use development in Hipperholme

A £950,000 project to construct a mixed-use, housing and retail development in Halifax has reached completion.

The Hipperholme Development project took place on Wakefield Road, Hipperholme, Halifax and comprised the construction of ten duplex apartments and six retail units. The individual retail units were being constructed below the apartments, whilst undercroft parking was installed below the retail units.

K.L.H Projects was the main contractor on the project, whilst David Horton of K.L.H Projects provided all architectural services on the site. Brighouse-based company Strecap Properties Ltd implemented and funded the project.

In discussing the construction of the mixed-use development, Strecap Properties Ltd Company Owner, Colin Wormald, commented:

“I hoped to show other local builders and businesses what could be achieved and to show people that builders aren’t just sat on sites.

“There has been a lot of interest in the retail units and negotiations are still ongoing. There are also people taking an interest in the apartments.”

Work began on the Hipperholme Development project in September 2011 and reached completion in November 2012.

The retail units on the development were constructed from a superstructure steel frame, with concrete foundations. Above the retail units the remainder of the development comprises lightweight gage high tensile galvanised steel, with artificial stone cladding and acoustic UPVC windows.

Once work was completed on the construction of the building’s structure the internal fit-out works took place, including the installation of fittings and fixtures.

Prior to work starting on the project, the site was a cleared, brownfield piece of land which had once housed a collection of garages.

K.L.H Projects Company Director, Jeremy Horton, said:

“With the exception of some difficult weather conditions during summer 2012, the build progressed well and we encountered no major problems.

“Being involved with a project such as this, especially during the current economic climate, was very important for us. The site is situated on a through route down to Halifax, so it is a great showcase of our work and the development has also generated quite a lot of interest in the local neighbourhood.

“With six retail units on the site there will be a great deal of scope for employment opportunities within the local area and the development has really transformed the former site.”

K.L.H Projects

Formed in 1989 by David Horton, West Yorkshire-based K.L.H Projects provides its clients with competitive tenders on a traditional tender basis alongside a complete Design and Build package. Members of the management team of K.L.H include professional architects, engineers and quantity surveyors, and all have a vast amount of experience in the industry, from working on industrial and commercial projects.

K.L.H Projects is recognised for its professional and personal approach to its work and has established excellent working relationships with its clients. All of the work conducted by K.L.H projects is completed to a very high standard and is supported by quality workmanship and prompt completions.

In addition, K.L.H is able to provide assistance with the funding and development of particular projects, should clients request this facility.

Alongside its commitment to complete customer satisfaction, K.L.H Projects works towards a goal of creating a safe, accident-free workplace. All of the company’s staff and contractors are expertly trained to ensure safety measures are adhered to at all times, however K.L.H Projects maintains a continuous system of ongoing safety improvements.

As well as the Hipperholme Development project, K.L.H Projects is involved with the Expect Distribution project Halifax, the Primetime Pet Foods project in Driffield and the Kirkdale Industrial Training Services in Brighouse.

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