Building the future one step at a time...
Exciting times are ahead with a number of secured projects for Summer 2020, further expanding our market share across multiple sectors as we focus on delivering a “main contractor with a factory” approach to our customers.
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Current project updates
Boho 8 - new office facility
The BOHO zone in the heart of Middlesbrough, expresses the Council’s ambition to invest in digital technologies, a growing market sector in the local area. Middlesbrough have appointed us to deliver a £2.2million turnkey design and build office facility, that is the realisation of Seymour Architectures award winning concept design. This project features high quality facilities and a unique cantilevered design. Works have commenced on the site this week, with completion expected before Christmas 2020.
Image: EYELEVEL CREATIVE LIMITED 2019
We have been appointed on another turnkey basis to deliver a new teaching block for our customer at Northumberland Council. This project will result in 6 new classrooms, toilet facilities and circulation spaces across 2 floors. Works commence on the site within the next couple of weeks, with practical completion expected in early November 2020. £1m project
St. Benet Biscop School
Like Bedlington School, St. Benet Biscop (also in Bedlington) will see an increase in class sizes from Sept 2020. We have been tasked with delivering their new permanent school in record time from tender award, on a full D&B turnkey basis. The project highlights the close relationship between the project stakeholders to overcome the complex logistics and need for an expedited design process (in the middle of a global pandemic) and we remain focused on securing completion before staff and students return in Sept. We’re progressing at pace in our factory and site is currently being cleared of a legacy swimming pool building to enable on and off-site works to come together just as the modules are being completed and the concrete is cured. The new school will boast 6 classrooms, a full brick slip façade, new toilets and external works. £1.6m project
Stourton Park and Ride, Leeds
Working alongside BAM Nuttalls to deliver their third park and ride scheme in 5 years for Leeds CC. This hybrid project utilises our expertise in modular and traditional construction with the build boasting both a steel frame and volumetric technology, each applied where best suited to meet the durability and user demands of the varied spaces. The works commence on site in August 2020, and complete in early Spring 2021. M-AR’s scope includes all above ground design and build works, and is delivered in compliance with an NEC contract, that fosters collaboration between all project stakeholders. £1.2m project. Watch the drone footage from Leeds City Councils You Tube channel here
Previous Park and rides completed by ourselves were, Elland Road and Temple Green
Housing for Sheffield City Council
We have secured works with Sheffield Council for their first modular housing project, procured via the LHC’s NH2 framework. The houses have been designed in collaboration with Jump Architects and Sheffield’s housing team which will realise Sheffield’s ambition to explore and develop their approach to modern methods of construction. These 4no, 4 bed family homes are designed to afford great space, with internal and external finishes to meet Sheffield’s own specification. The project commenced on site in June 2020, and will be complete in Autumn 2020. £900k project
Springwood Primary, Manchester
Working alongside a main contractor MTX to support the delivery of Manchesters Springwood Primary school’s new facilities. £400k project
GSfB’s - Harrington School new hire
We have received confirmation from Derby Council that they have had sign off to place an order for the provision of the temporary accommodation at Harrington Jr. School. This is great news as it is utilising 20 bays from Green School which comes off hire next week. We start on site next week!
Projects in the pipeline
School, East London
The pre-con team are busy working on a pre-construction services agreement with a London Borough to provide a new school facility that meets the demand for the growing local school intake. The work, alongside architects Rivington Street Studios, will be taken to the planning committee in Summer 2020 and it is hoped that manufacture and site works can commence before Christmas 2020. £6m project
Temporary Housing, London Borough
M-AR are delivering a pre-construction services agreement with a London Borough across 2 sites to support the need for permanent housing, providing temporary tenancy to those in most need. The borough are working pro-actively to progress their agenda and the projects aim to be issued to planning in the coming weeks, with works penciled in to start in Winter 2020. This fast track programme, using M-AR’s BOPAS accredited system will enable tenants to leave the hostels/temporary accommodation and into new, purpose built facilities in Summer 2021. £5m project
High End Housing, North London
M-AR are working with a well known developer to deliver high specification town houses as part of their award winning developments in North London, again using our BOPAS accredited system, these units are set to complete the phase of their prestigious water side development, with factory works anticipated in early 2021. £2m project
Other exciting developments
We’ve renewed our CHAS accreditation, with flying colours thanks to Mike Butt for his efforts in securing this.
We’re also due to announce some big news in the coming weeks, as we make sizable steps forward in our plans to deliver solutions for our customers.
At M-AR, we’re absolutely committed to our customers and we will continue to deliver exceptional projects that bring together the best people, construction technology and customer journey available in the market place.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us along our journey so far, and who will be helping us along our next exciting steps……
We promise we wont disappoint in making M-AR a future you can rely on!