McAlpine chosen for Durham retail revamp
Sir Robert McAlpine has won a £30m contract to redevelop the Riverwalk shopping centre in Durham.
The project to transform what used to be called The Gates shopping centre is scheduled for completion in autumn 2018
The main construction programme includes remodelling the existing shopping centre’s layout to create 3,250 m2 (35,000 sq ft) of terraced restaurants along the river, 23 refurbished shops and a six-screen Odeon cinema – the largest in the area. By removing parts of the centre’s roof and partition walks, more open space will be created – including a new public square.
The development also includes 253 student accommodation rooms which will be managed by Fresh Student Living.
Client for the project is a fund advised by Clearbell Capital. “We have worked successfully with Sir Robert McAlpine previously and their appointment as main contractor for The Riverwalk will allow us to kick-start main construction work on site,” said Clearbell partner Nick Berry. “The project team has been working meticulously over the past few months completing enabling works, however now we will start to see the redevelopment work taking shape.”
Sir Robert McAlpine regional manager Mark Gibson added: “We are delighted that, in recognition of our engineering excellence, we have been appointed for this technically challenging project which will transform Durham’s retail and leisure facilities for residents and students alike. Working with local partners, we have completed the preparatory phase of the project and have now commenced the structural redevelopment.”
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This article was published on 14 Nov 2016 (last updated on 14 Nov 2016).