SCS Group

Current and Past Projects

Proven performance in the Residential sector

Our ability to accomplish projects of all sizes with the same attention to detail and our expertise in internal finishes has won us the respect of the UK’s leading companies. This in turn has given us the opportunity to work on high profile projects in the Residential sector, and a proven portfolio of services and expertise.

Below, you’ll find a brief overview of our most recent achievements:

Friargate Preston

SCS Contract Scope:

The transformation of the strategic, but run-down 1.5 acre site will bring two new retail premises and the creation of a 253 bedroomed building aimed at providing boutique hotel-style accommodation to students at the nearby University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). SCS have been assigned SFS, Partitions, Drylining and Suspended Ceilings on the Project.

Part of that high-quality accommodation on offer is also aimed at post graduate students at the university and apprentices and key workers in Preston's high-tech manufacturing sector and new Enterprise Zone.

Portergate, which already offers hotel-class student accommodation in Salford and has plans to roll its concept out across the North West, believes the Friargate scheme will play a major role in reviving the area.

Main Contractor: Eric Wright
Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker
Client: Portergate Properties
Contract Date: Oct 2015 - July 2016
SCS Contract Value: £1,650,000
SCS Project Leader: Nick McDowell

Milliners Wharf, Manchester

SCS Contract Scope:

A New Build 144 Apartment in 2 separate buildings (1 x 9 storey and 1 x 8 storey) with a sky garden and undercroft parking plus a separate shell foodstore unit.

SCS were contracted on the new build for Main Contractor GMI Construction to undertake SFS, Partitions, Soffit Insulation and Suspended Ceilings on the Project.

Main Contractor: GMI Construction
Architect: CJCT
Client: Scarborough
Contract Date: Mar 2015 - Apr 2016
SCS Contract Value: £1,800,000
SCS Project Leader: Jim Armitage

York Student Accommodation

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS worked on the prestigious Student Castle Accommodation for Vinci Construction. In a historic conversion alongside a contemporary new build, set in the historic City of York close to all amenities.

Boasting 600+ accommodation units, with amenities such as Gym, Communal Kitchen areas, Common Area, Laundry Rooms and Reception area.

Main Contractor: Vinci Construction
Architect: CSP
Client: Student Castle
Contract Date: Oct 2014 - July 2015
SCS Contract Value: £2,400,000
SCS Project Leader: James Boulton

Salford University Student Accommodation

SCS Contract Scope:

One of Europe’s biggest single phase student accommodation builds is most complex in GRAHAM’s 240-year history.

SCS were assigned the SFS, Partitions, Suspended Ceilings and Fire Stopping on the Project.

One of Europe’s largest student accommodation projects, the £81m Peel Park Campus in Salford.

The mammoth development, providing almost 1,400 individual bedrooms for students at the University of Salford.

The project, which comprises nine residential blocks on two separate sites as well as teaching accommodation, cinema, gym, energy centre, laundrette and conference facilities, is regarded as a game changer for the university.

Main Contractor: Graham
Architect: Sheppard Robson
Client: University of Salford
Contract Date: Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
SCS Contract Value: £7,200,000
SCS Project Leaders: Paul Flynn, Steve Potts, Christine Manley, Jim Armitage, Pete Baker, Alan Courts
SCS Director: Darren Friend

Nuovo Apartments

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS worked with main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine on the Nuovo Apartment scheme on Great Ancoats Street, Manchester.

The steel frame structure, formerly known as Sarah’s Point, was previously mothballed in 2008 when the previous developer fell into liquidation during construction of the 166 apartment scheme. During the project’s dormant period there was a major fire, and significant flooding, so major structural repair works have been required.

Comprising a 12 storey tower, and 5 floor and 6 floor lower blocks, both with semi-external atrium areas, the scheme will provide 126 high quality apartments, and 40 low cost homownership units. There will also be 10,000 sq ft of commercial space to the ground floors.

SCS were engaged by Sir Robert McAlpine to market test and design the internal partitions, ceilings and perimeter linings to apartments, core areas and commercial units. We worked alongside British Gypsum to provide the most cost effective design and specification, taking into account acoustic, fire, thermal, humidity and impact resistant requirements, whilst also considering the requirements in terms of minimum floor area for each apartment. Together we established individual project packs for the 3 blocks, with each block having different overall performance.

At peak output our resident site team managed 60 operatives, with supervision appointed to all 3 blocks.

All of the project stakeholders are excited to see the end result of this long awaited regeneration scheme.

Main Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine
Architect: Halliday Meecham
Client: Nuovo Apartments
Contract Date: 2014
SCS Contract Value: £1.4 million
SCS Project Leader: Rodger Lambert - Contracts Director / James Boulton - Project Manager

Kennedy Gardens High Rise ECO Refurbishment

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS installed External Wall Insulation to 3 high rise apartment buildings, resulting in a major transformation to the external appearance and thermal performance of the development.

The works form part of a wider refurbishment programme undertaken by Wates, to bring 225 of these 1960's properties up to modern standards.

SCS provided both management and a highly skilled installer workforce from within the local community, thus re-enforcing the wider social benefits which these types of projects, subsidised by Green Levies, can provide.

Main Contractor: Wates Living Space
Architect: Blake Hopkinson
Client: Vela Housing Association
Contract Date: 2014
SCS Contract Value: £650,000
SCS Project Leader: Contracts Director - Peter Coatsworth

Leeds ALMO ECO Social Housing Refurbishment

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS offered our client Willmott Dixon a "full service" package for this scheme of 35 Wimpey No Fines and Livett Cartwright properties.

Our scope included;

  • ECO & EPC surveys
  • Scaffolding
  • Enabling works including; plumbing, gas, electrics, TV/Sky and BT Openreach Network coordination
  • Installation of either Pebbledash or Textured Render EWI systems
  • Reinstatement of fences, gates, and fixtures to new facade
  • PAS 2030 compliance and ECO Warranties

Main Contractor: Willmott Dixon Energy Services
Client: West North West Housing Association
Contract Date: 2014
SCS Contract Value: £245,000
SCS Project Leader: Peter Coatsworth - Contracts Director / Enzo DiClemente - EWI Manager / Nick Mundy - Enabling Works Manager

Charnwood ECO Housing Refurbishment

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS undertook External Wall Insulation to 290 properties, consisting of a wide variety of property types and finishes.

The types of finishes included; Full House Brick Effect Render, Full House Texture Render, and mixtures of Brick Detailing and Textured Render.

The project required lots of coordination with the Council and the enabling works contractors, and was undertaken at a rate of 20 completed properties per week. SCS managed our own logistics service to distribute materials and collect waste from multiple locations simultaneously in progress across the entire borough.

Main Contractor: Keepmoat
Client: Charnwood Borough Council
Contract Date: 2013
SCS Contract Value: £1.5m
SCS Project Leader: Project Managers - James Armitage, Danny Harkin & Wayne Crossland

Doncaster External Wall Insulation Refurbishment

SCS Contract Scope:

SCS undertook the external refurbishment of 60 Wimpey No Fines properties as part of a wider refurbishment programme being undertaken by our client Henry Boot Construction.

Main Contractor: Henry Boot
Client: St Ledger Homes
Contract Date: 2013
SCS Contract Value: £250,000
SCS Project Leader: James Armitage - Project Manager

Consett BISF External Wall Insulation Refurbishment Scheme

SCS Contract Scope:

The removal of existing tin cladding, installation of a new framework and re-cladding, with a brick effect and textured render external wall insulation system.

The scheme consisted of 37 properties owned by social housing provider Derwentside Homes.

Main Contractor: Keepmoat
Architect: Michael Dyson Associates
Client: Derwentside Homes
Contract Date: 2013
SCS Contract Value: £330,000
SCS Project Leader: Peter Coatsworth - Contracts Director

Spennymoor External Wall Insulation Refurbishment

SCS Contract Scope:

External refurbishment of 63 BISF social houses, involving the removal of existing tin cladding, framing out and recladding, then the installation of a brick effect and textured render EWI system.

Main Contractor: Mears
Architect: Michael Dyson Associates
Client: Livin
Contract Date: 2012-13
SCS Contract Value: £650,000
SCS Project Leader: Peter Coastworth - Contracts Director

Newton Aycliffe External Wall Insulation Refurbishment

SCS Contract Scope:

Installation of a brick effect and textured render External Wall Insulation system to 89 properties owned by social housing provider Livin.

Main Contractor: Mears
Architect: Michael Dyson Associates
Client: Livin
Contract Date: 2012-13
SCS Contract Value: £550,000
SCS Project Leader: Peter Coatsworth - Contracts Director

Opal Court

SCS Contract Scope:

Our expertise in drylining, partitions and ceilings enabled us to ensure a high standard of finish throughout and enhance the development's appeal.

Main Contractor: Eric Wright Construction
Architect: Lewis & Hickey
Client: Opal Property Group
Contract Date: 2007
SCS Contract Value: £2.35 million
SCS Project Leader: S Smith and N McDowell

Higher Broughton Regeneration

SCS Contract Scope:

The SCS Group’s ability to oversee every stage made it the contractor of choice for drylining, partitions, suspended ceilings and plastering, throughout this major mixed-use development.

Main Contractor: Taylor Woodrow
Architect: Church Lukas
Client: The Higher Broughton Partnership
Contract Date: 2007
SCS Contract Value: £2.8 million
SCS Project Leader: M Housby

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