GERARDS PARK SOD CUTTING CEREMONY
1st December 2011
GERARDS PARK, COLLEGE STREET, ST HELENS
Northern Trust has celebrated the start of work on the first phase of their new site at St Helens with an official sod cutting ceremony. The brownfield site on College Street was purchased from St Helens Council following a competitive tender.
With the assistance of European Regional Development Fund money, Northern Trust plan to develop out the site in three phases, the first of which will comprise 30,677 sq ft of new high quality workspace units.
The first phase of the development will comprise 21 units split into three blocks, ranging in size from 535 sq ft up to 3,779 sq ft. Units over c500 sq ft will also include a fully fitted office. Concrete service yards will provide adequate circulation and loading facilities and there will be ample car parking and quality landscaping around the scheme. The development plans will achieve a BREEAM rating of excellent, and will also include construction of a new estate road, full site servicing and highways improvements.
The sod cutting ceremony held on Thursday 1st December was attended by Councillors Andy Bowden, Cabinet Member for Urban Regeneration and Housing and Bob Hepworth, Director of Urban Regeneration and Housing; Development Director, Mike Grindrod, and Andrew Beattie, Project Manager from Northern Trust.