Welcome to the latest edition of Premier Construction magazine.
In this month’s edition, we preview a new fire station in Waterford, we unveil Tattu in Manchester, and we report on the latest stage of the Mersey Gateway project.
A long-awaited new state-of-the-art fire service headquarters which will serve the whole of the south east of Ireland is just being completed at Kilbarry Road, Waterford, for Waterford City Fire Service. The building will be a regional centre for firefighting, river rescue, public consultation and training and will provide a 24 hour response unit. In addition to response facilities, the building will include training and testing facilities, administration accommodation and Civil Defence facilities. The new three-storey building includes 10 appliance bays, a dormitory, canteen, office space, a lecture theatre and a rooftop garden. Ancillary buildings on the site will consist of community garden space, car parking and a civil defence training area.
Meanwhile, located within Manchester’s thriving retail and restaurant district, Spinningfields, Tattu is an intriguing new restaurant focusing on contemporary Chinese cuisine, from brothers Adam and Drew Jones. The restaurant – which opened in May – takes its visual inspiration from body art, showcasing exceptional design detail as well as a truly captivating menu.
And finally, Halton’s first bridge over the River Mersey for over 50 years has been completed as part of the construction of the new Mersey Gateway crossing. The Merseylink construction consortium, which is delivering the new Mersey Gateway Project for Halton Borough Council, has completed the trestle bridge – a temporary bridge that will act as an access platform for construction teams to work from when building the new structure.
Richard Walker, Merseylink Project Director, said: “Completion of the trestle bridge marks another important milestone for the Mersey Gateway Project. It will provide us with full access to the river, enabling work to start on the central cofferdam. This is a great achievement for the project and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work.”
With all this and more, join us as we explore the impressive construction projects that continue to shape our landscape.