Contractor looks local for Cheshire leisure centres subbies

Sub-contractors across Cheshire are being given the opportunity to tender to become part of a regional supply chain to work on the delivery of two new leisure centres in Cheshire. 

Wates Construction is set to host two ‘Meet the Buyer’ events to seek suppliers and sub-contractors for the £15m Ellesmere Port Sport and Leisure Village and £14m Northwich Memorial Court, both of which are being delivered on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The first of the two drop-in sessions will be held on Tuesday 21 January between 08.30am and 12.30 pm at West Cheshire College, Ellesmere Port. The second will be held at Winnington Part Recreation Club, Northwich, on Thursday 23 January between 08.30am and 12.30pm.

Local businesses are encouraged to attend the event to tender for a range of opportunities, including curtain walling, cladding and roofing, building services, frame, and ceilings and partitions.  

Tony Shenton, Business Unit Director for Wates Construction, North West, commented: “Wates and Cheshire West and Chester Council have a shared commitment to ensuring that local suppliers and sub-contractors are engaged in the delivery of the two new leisure developments for Ellesmere Port and Northwich. 

“The two schemes are set to positively impact the local community once complete and Meet the Buyer events are a valuable means to ensuring delivery of the construction works brings benefit to the regional economy, helping to boost local employment.”

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Executive Member for Culture and Economy, Councillor Stuart Parker, said: “This Council is dedicated to improving leisure facilities for our residents and our plans for both Memorial Court and Ellesmere Port’s Sports and Leisure Village are now underway.

“We are determined to ensure that local businesses can benefit from these large-scale projects and connect with the supply chain wherever possible and I would urge businesses to come along to either of the ‘Meet The Buyer’ events to find out more.”


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