Local companies were recently given the chance to benefit from available contracts on the £9m Guildhall redevelopment on Tuesday 28th November. Local contractors and suppliers were given a chance to be introduced to the contracting team at a special West Offices “meet the Buyer” event.
City of York Council has appointed main contractor Interserve, who will work together with York-based contractor SES Engineering Services to transform the listed complex into a multi-purpose business venue.
The project will provide a variety of opportunities for any construction-based companies and suppliers, from demolition to steelwork to heritage specialists.
Interserve are committed to using local suppliers and wanted to meet the local companies which can help to deliver the most sensitive, high quality redevelopment of one of York’s best-known listed buildings.
Leader of the Council and executive member for finance and performance, Conservative councillor David Carr, said:
“We have some fantastic local construction companies, and we want to put them in the best position to take these opportunities. Using local suppliers will maximise the value of our investment in York’s future, creating more jobs and keeping more money in the local economy.”
The council’s Executive approved the Guildhall complex plans in March 2017. The redevelopment will provide riverside access to the complex, which will host public events, a restaurant and business centre.