Award winning, independent development and construction consultancy Identity Consult has been appointed on a range of new projects across the North of England; the company has also completed a significant number of incumbent client schemes.
Colleagues operating out of the company’s offices in Sunderland, York, Preston and Salford will support with the new work which includes advising clients in the North East. Colleagues here will support with the new work which includes the University of Sunderland’s Panns Bank Student Accommodation Refurbishment, project management and quantity surveying services for Stockton Borough Council on the remodel of the Preston Park Museum and their new Civic and Leisure Building in Stockton-on-Tees.
The North East team has also completed a range of work for Northumbria Health Care Trust and Dame Allan’s School in the Fenham area of Newcastle.
In Yorkshire, the team will continue to advise client Star Academies as it looks at energy efficiency upgrades across its portfolio – including schools in Leeds and Bradford, as well as advising Middlesborough-based client Thirteen Group on the delivery of sustainable new homes in Kirklees, following supporting the organisation with their successful bid for a number of sites in the Huddersfield area.
Yorkshire colleagues have also completed work for clients including project managing a new head office for Yorkshire Housing, creating a bespoke workplace within the first zero carbon workspace in Leeds, as well as helping Christians Against Poverty with the design, procurement and fitout of their new office space in Bradford, an organisation the team was proud to support having seen the amazing work they do in the community.
Identity Consult has also completed a range of work in the North West. Having opened a new office in Salford in the summer, the team has grown its client base in the region, advising on projects including a new 177-home Passivhaus development for client Salford Council in Little Hulton, a project for Salford College, and a Rough Sleeping Accommodation Programme of modular homes along with a Pupil Referral Unit.
The business has also been appointed on the refurbishment of Grade II listed Buile Hill Mansion which will see the building which has been out of use for over 25 years modernised and reopened as a wedding venue. This is in addition to a new, £16m Extra Care development at Burnley General Hospital – a project which will see client Calico Homes transform derelict land into 93 apartments for people over 55 with extra support needs – and work with The University of Cumbria. There the team is project managing the £77m Citadels Project and has been appointed as cost consultants on the £8m Barrow Campus Project.
Speaking of the news on behalf of the Board, Identity Consult director Andrew Milnes said: “We are proud of the level of work that’s been achieved this year as we have been given the opportunity to partner with more clients – helping them deliver sustainable new developments – be they housing, education buildings, healthcare facilities or workspaces.”
The news comes as Identity Consult has also invested in its people this year, appointing 18 new colleagues – including two apprentices – and taking its total headcount to 67. The team has also secured its Investors in People accreditation, established training and mentoring programmes and received an Exceptional Employer Award from Preston College. Andrew continued: “There is an acute skills shortage in the construction sector – something we are mitigating through investment in our people – be that through recruiting new talent, training and education, or working with FE institutions to nurture the skills of future property professionals.
“We look forward to deploying the skills of our people as we deliver more great projects in the new year and beyond.”
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