Whitehall Road, Leeds, UK
CLIENT HUB ARCHITECT Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher (CJCT)
employer’s agent – quantity surveying – clerk of works
HUB’s first residential development in Leeds will occupy a site once home to the Monkbridge Iron & Steelworks, alongside the Monk Bridge viaduct by the River Aire in the city centre. Two buildings will accommodate 463 units. Circle was appointed at the commencement of Stage 2 design, and agreed a two-stage tender strategy with HUB, identifying the most suitable local contractors to shortlist. The two-stage process commenced in April 2021 with Tier 1 main contractor John Sisk. We worked closely with Sisk and their supply chain to navigate the 2021 period of ‘hyper inflation’ in raw materials and unknown future price fluctuations.
463 residential units
basement + 16 storeys and 20 storeys
concrete frame, brick slip facade with stone banding
Robert Bird Group
The packages were analysed by the Circle team over the course of a five month period, with the site enabling works carried out in order to fully understand the ground conditions, ahead of excavating a full basement footprint. At the conclusion, a fixed price contract was entered into, creating a project that is designed and procured to a budget approved by the client.
The project started on site in September 2021. As works progress, the Circle team will be bolstered by the clerk of works and snagging teams. We are providing employer’s agent, quantity surveying and clerk of works services.
renderings : Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher
site photo : Circle