Pochin wins trio of projects in Leek, Trafford & Stockport

Construction firm Pochin has added to its growing portfolio of projects for the first half of the year, with the development of a Stockport Regeneration scheme on Didsbury Road, the construction of Leek College’s School of Art and the conversion of Victoria Street office space in Altrincham, Trafford.

The three projects have a total value of £6.12m and follow a string of high profile projects for the Cheshire-based construction firm.

The largest-scale project is the 40-week construction of the University of Derby’s School of Art at its Leek College campus. The £3.82m scheme includes the design and construction of the art school as well as a campus-wide reorganisation of the external landscape.

Pochin was also selected by Merepark Homes Ltd to convert an open plan office on Victoria Street, Altrincham. The £1.3m project sees the complete conversion and refurbishment of an open plan office space to create one studio, one two-bedroom and a one-bedroom apartment in the building.

The £1.1m Four Heatons building in Stockport, which was commissioned by Stockport Borough Council, replaces a derelict public house and now includes a 3,900 sq ft retail unit, which will be refitted as a local food store with eight apartments above.

Jonathan Pochin, managing director at Pochin Construction, said: “UK construction is enjoying a welcome return to growth, with a remarkable resurgence in construction nationwide.

“We’re delighted to be providing our services and professional insight into the projects in Leek and Greater Manchester, with each requiring its own unique strategy and specialised capabilities. We’re looking forward to achieving high quality final results for each development and some further bright prospects for Pochin in the second half of the year.”