Canalside Road, Ellesmere Port

Client  Northern Office Investment Limited

Contractor WH Snow

Architects Robin Clayton Partnership

Contract Value £2.1M

Services Civil & Structural Engineering and Geotechnical & Environmental Site Investigation

The scheme took place on 30,000m2 of undeveloped brownfield land, owned by English Partnership & Neston Borough Council, which borders the Manchester Ship Canal.

Phase one of the development comprised of two bespoke units for medium to light industrial use with dedicated car parking and landscaping. The completed units use steel framed construction with insulated metal cladding incorporating 10% roof lights, concrete floor slab with mains services and drainage connections. The development of the site (which is adjacent to the proposed Waste Handling Depot, Ellesmere Port) was challenging as the uneven ground contained live services & live drainage and significant contamination.

Phase two of the development proposed two further bespoke units and was more complex as the site extension moved further towards the retaining wall of the Manchester Ship Canal and encroached on to heritage metal bars used to support the canal boundary.