£5m Wakefield Highways England project completes thanks to Clegg Construction

Calder Park

Construction specialist Clegg Construction has successfully delivered its second commercial project at Calder Park in Wakefield.

The £5m two-storey development, which is set to open as a new regional office and control centre for Highways England, totals 30,000 sq ft of office space, as well as all associated car parking and external works.

Built for Peel L&P, the shell and core along with external works were completed and handed over to the client within 44 weeks to allow Highways England to undertake the final office fit out.

Sam Parker, contracts manager at Clegg Construction, said: “We are delighted to have completed our second project at Calder Park and to have delivered such a fantastic facility. Working through Covid-19 has certainly been a challenge but by working closely with the client, design team and our supply chain we were able to deliver the project in just 44 weeks.

“Calder Park is a busy business park, so it was important for us to keep the other businesses on the park informed of our operations to allow them to continue their business unhindered. We are therefore very proud to have handed over the keys to Peel L&P, ready for the interior fit out to commence.”

The building features Brise Soleil on the south elevation to provide solar shading as well as feature aluminium frame glazed windows and doors, and a traditional steel frame and pre-insulated panel building. Designed to deliver sustainable solutions, the building also features photo-voltaic (PV) panels on the roof and a Stormsaver rainwater harvesting system, helping to reduce energy and water consumption. 

Richard Bates, project manager at Peel L&P, said: “We’re pleased to see the new office space completed ready for Highways England to complete the internal fit-out. Despite construction beginning during the first lockdown, all works were completed on time and budget, which is a real testament to the dedication of the Clegg Construction and the team. The building looks fantastic – it will be a brilliant new base for Highways England to operate from.”

The design team for the project included Peel L&P as project manager, architects Bate & Taylor, employers’ agent and quantity surveyor Innov8, and Alan Wood & Partners as structural engineers.

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