• 14 January 2019

Waterman appointed on Cheshire East Property Framework

Waterman’s Infrastructure & Environment team has been appointed on Cheshire East Borough Council’s Construction Related Consultancy Services Framework, for the provision of Environmental Consultancy (contaminated land, flood risk, ecology, arboriculture, archaeology and heritage), together with Transport Engineering Services.

The three-year agreement, with the option of a 12-month extension, will support the Council to deliver their revenue and capital programmes. This will cover schools, leisure centres, community buildings, health buildings, depots, cemeteries/crematoria and public realm spaces.

The framework is open to other public bodies associated with the council including academies and all town and parish Councils within the borough boundary.

In addition to providing direct access to the Council’s core land assets, the agreement also gives access to several other major assets. This includes Tatton Estates, one of the largest landowner’s in east Cheshire, with c.800 hectares of land and around 500 residential and commercial properties, and the Engine of the North – a strategic property development company owned by Cheshire East Council.

Their aim is to facilitate the delivery of new homes, jobs and economic growth for Cheshire East, maximising the benefits from Council owned property assets and land. The Engine of the North is currently bringing forward Handforth Garden Village, a c.100 Hectare mixed use strategic development site near Wilmslow, South Macclesfield Development Area, a c.50 hectare strategic development site at the southern edge of Macclesfield, and several hundred hectares of development land around the proposed Congleton By Pass, which is due to break ground and start on site imminently.

John Hughes, Waterman’s Regional Director for Infrastructure & Environment in the North commented “We are extremely delighted to have been appointed by the Council to help deliver a range of projects for the Council and their partners. Our appointment is a key part of our strategy to build a strong and diverse client base and we look forward to working with the Cheshire East team and their partners over the coming years.”

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