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Wates and Carillion seek Manchester suppliers

9 Sep 13 Wates and Carillion are seeking subcontractors and suppliers in Greater Manchester to join their supply chains.

Wates and Carillion are main contractors on the development of First Street, which is being delivered in a joint venture between Ask Property Developments and Manchester City Council.

They are holding a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event on Tuesday 10th September from 8am until 12pm. The event is to take place at Number One First Street, Manchester. Interested parties are asked to register to attend by emailing

Wates Construction has begun work on the £25m delivery of Home at First Street, the new venue for the merged Manchester arts organisations, Cornerhouse and the Library Theatre Company, in a 6,000 sq m three-storey building. Home will include a theatre, studio and gallery space, five cinema screens, digital production/broadcast facilities and a café bar and restaurant.

Wates also began work in June on a £2.75m contract to relocate Moston Fields Primary School and is seeking subcontractors and suppliers for this.

Carillion Construction Services has recently started the £32 million North Phase of the First Street Development plan. The project will see construction of hotel, multi-storey car park and extensive public realm works.

In construction alongside the North Phase will be the £13m ‘Vita Student’ project on plot 4 of the First Street development. Vita Student will deliver 279 serviced student apartments.

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