FK Group sees the Northern Powerhouse effect with NW wins


FK Group have secured a number of high profile North West based projects over the past year, with several already underway and more due to start on site soon.

One of the company’s recent appointments is to the building envelope package on the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, a new facility for the University of Manchester. The GEIC is being built by Laing O’Rourke and has been designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly. The centre will initially focus on a number of the University’s world-class graphene application areas: energy, composites, formulations and coatings, electronics and membranes.

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Nearing completion following a lengthy construction programme is Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where FK have been completing an £11.5m package of cladding and glazing works for main contractor Carillion.

Also due to start on site later this year for Carillion is Angel Gardens, a landmark 34-storey property situated at the centre of a 20-acre mixed-use regeneration project in Manchester city centre, bordering the Northern Quarter. FK Group’s £6m+ contract will see them installing over 7,000 square metres of bespoke GRC cladding as well as aluminium windows and doors and curtain walling.

A further Manchester residential scheme is Middlewood Locks, where main contractor BCEGI are delivering a brand new £700m residential and commercial neighbourhood located at the western gateway to Manchester’s central business district. FK’s £6m+ package includes the design and installation of a membrane roofing system, rainscreen and timber cladding systems, curtain walling and over 2,000 aluminium windows and doors.

Following on from a successful project at the Tomorrow Building at MediaCityUK, FK have been awarded a £5m contract to complete the external envelope on The Lightbox for main contractor Bouygues UK and they will be working for Graham Construction on the new residential development at Erie Basin, Salford Quays.

FK are also well underway with two key North West projects for Morgan Sindall: the new BUPA headquarters in Salford and the new Operational Command Centre for Merseyside Police in Speke.

FK Group on site at the new Operational Command Centre in Speke.

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