CWA appointed to multi-million town centre redevelopment project

Birmingham civil and structural engineering consultancy CWA Ltd has been appointed to deliver the civil and structural engineering work for the major multi-million redevelopment of Mere Green town centre.

The fast-growing consultancy has secured the contract to carry out the work on the project which is scheduled for completion in the summer after several years of delays.

The project includes new Marks and Spencer’s and Boots stores as well as other retail units, restaurants and a pub. The scheme also includes a new public square and car parking.

CWA is carrying out the work on behalf of developers Salmon Harvester Developments. Architects for the project are K4.

The centre of Mere Green has been blighted for more than five years after the original developer collapsed into administration. Many shops have lain empty since.

CWA director Dave Copeland said the consultancy was delighted to be involved in such a major project.

“This is a long-awaited and much needed development which will give a huge boost to the area. When completed the development will be a big draw for people from miles around and a real asset to the community,” he said.

CWA Ltd – based in Great Charles Street in the city centre – was established in 2011 as Copeland Wedge Associates and provides civil and structural design consultancy services to a wide range of sectors including leisure, residential, education, health, industrial, retail, infrastructure and public bodies.

Major clients include Willmott Dixon Construction and Housing, Balfour Beatty, Seven Capital, RO Developments, Prologis, IM Properties, Seddon, the Shropshire Housing Group and Morgan Sindell plc.

The company has delivered buildings for major end-user clients including West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council, Coventry City Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Housing 21, Midland Heart, Rooftop Housing, Orbit Homes, Chevin Homes, Wrekin Housing, University of Warwick, Aston University, Coventry Sports Foundation and Marks and Spencer.