Commercial - Tower Wharf, Birkenhead

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Commercial Steel spearheads docks regeneration 20 NSC September 15 Wirral Waters is said to be the largest regeneration project in the UK and will eventually transform more than 500 acres of Birkenhead’s former docks into a new business and leisure destination. Developer Longmeadow Estates says it is also set to become one of the most sustainable enterprise zones in the country as well as an exciting place to live, work and spend time. Design plans envisage an area that is not over reliant on the car and to achieve this aim the construction of a tram network to link into the existing Merseyrail system has been mooted. At its heart, the project seeks to use the unique water assets of the city to drive growth across all sectors; for trade, for jobs, for energy, for transport and for leisure. Creating new employment is one of the key drivers and Wirral Waters could create as many as 20,000 jobs in the coming years, by encouraging firms to relocate to its new and modern premises. One of the scheme’s first office developments is known as Tower Wharf. It is a four-storey building aiming for a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and will offer 4,450m2 of flexible Grade A open plan office space. An £11M flagship steel-framed office development - one of the initial phases of Birkenhead’s Wirral Waters regeneration scheme – will be completed shortly. FACT FILE Tower Wharf, Birkenhead Main client: Longmeadow Estates Architect: Falconer Chester Hall Main contractor: Eric Wright Construction Structural engineer: Muir Associates UK Steelwork contractor: Leach Structural Steelwork Steel tonnage: 375t Birkenhead’s once thriving docks are to be given a makeover The steel frame nears completion


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