Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we take a look at the creation of a new McLaren showroom in Berkshire; we detail the construction of the new headquarters for Roscommon County Council in Ireland; and in Manchester we unveil Whitworth Art Gallery.
A prestigious new state of the art facility – the largest McLaren showroom in the UK – is nearing completion in a project at Station Hill, Royal Ascot, Berkshire. Once complete, the showroom will feature new models including the latest 650S Coupe and the 650S Spider, as well as the largest selection of McLaren Qualified pre-owned cars in the world. The new building is located only a short distance from the Jardine Motors Group’s McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) headquarters in Surrey and will include an eight car showroom, three workshop bays, a wheel alignment bay, car valeting facilities and a customer lounge. Externally there will be space for 17 used cars, as well as a customer car park, with landscaping around the periphery of the site.
Meanwhile, an impressive new €13m corporate headquarters for Roscommon County Council is under construction in Church Road adjacent to a courthouse in Roscommon, Ireland. The project, which commenced in February 2014, includes the construction of approximately 6,500m² of new, high-quality accommodation within an ‘E’ shaped three-storey building, including offices, new council chambers and laboratories on a very restricted site. The new building will replace a courthouse and premises in various locations which were rented by the council, which will now have a unified location for all council services.
Main contractors for the scheme are JSL Group trading as Stewart Ltd; architects are ABK Architects.
And finally, Whitworth Art Gallery, part of The University of Manchester, has been refurbished, remodelled and extended, following a £15 million redevelopment project. The redevelopment, which has been supported by a major Heritage Lottery Fund grant, The University of Manchester and other funders, has doubled public space and created state-of-the-art new facilities including expanded gallery spaces, a learning studio, study centre and a collections access zone.
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.