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Thursday, September 14, 2023

Cyril Sweett completes 170m redevelopment of Manchester Arndale

Cyril Sweett has been working as Cost Consultants and Planning Supervisors for developers PRUPIM, on the UK's largest in town shopping centre since 1998 and after some eight years of redevelopment and construction the doors of the final phase opened to the public last week.

During this period Cyril Sweett has been involved in completion of bomb reinstatement works, a new food court, southern mall refurbishment works, re-cladding, internal unit modifications and the main northern extension works.

With some 1.4 million sq ft of retail space and over 200 stores, cafes and restaurants, it is now the largest in-town shopping centre in the UK. The third and final phase in the centre's redevelopment, the spectacular Wintergarden, set around a 100ft high glass atrium, brings the centre together creating complete shopping loops on both upper and lower levels. The 170million of investment, has transformed the Manchester Arndale and it is virtually unrecognisable from the yellow and brown tiled monolith that used to dominate the city centre.

Stephen Arbiter, Director of Cost Consultancy, Cyril Sweett is delighted with the results: "The completion of Manchester Arndale to schedule and budget is a major achievement and it is testament to the teamwork of everyone involved.

Jon Weymouth, development director for PRUPIM, commented: " We are extremely impressed with the high-level of construction consultancy given to us by Cyril Sweett, particularly considering the long duration of the project. Excellent teamwork throughout the project has enabled the design, facilities, quality and value of this project to set a benchmark."

In addition to Cyril Sweett as Cost Consultants and planning supervisors, the professional team comprised of the Chapman Taylor (project architects), Bovis Lend Lease (main contractors), Foreman Roberts (services engineers), and Mott MacDonald (structural engineers).

Cyril Sweett has undertaken the cost consultancy and project management of a number of major retail schemes in recent years and is the UK leading construction consultant in the retail sector.

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