MC Construction Completes Master Builders Solutions UK Upgrade

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MC Construction Completes Master Builders Solutions UK Upgrade

MC Construction Completes Master Builders Solutions UK Upgrade

MC Construction has completed a £1.5 million refurbishment of Master Builders Solutions UK headquarters in Greater Manchester to help make room for an expanded workforce.

Business Up North reports that MC Construction, based in Salford, Greater Manchester, was the main contractor for the project, with Gardiner & Theobald providing project management and design and cost services to Master Builders Solutions UK, and Fletcher Rae provided architectural services.

Swinton-based Master Builders Solutions UK is a manufacturer and distributor of construction chemicals used in new-build, maintenance, repair and renovation schemes. Its products include concrete admixtures and solutions for underground construction, waterproofing, sealants, flooring and grouts.

The company, which was part of BASF before being sold to an affiliate of global private equity firm Lone Star in 2020, also has operations in Redditch and Rochester.

Following the sale from BASF, increased space was needed at the Swinton site for sales and administration staff who would be transferring from offices in Cheadle, near Stockport in South Manchester, as well as an intake of new recruits.

To accommodate the expanded workforce in Swinton, the site’s warehouse needed to be reconfigured.

MC Construction, which is celebrating its golden jubilee this year, carried out demolition and strip-out works, installed foundations and then reconfigured the building to create a reception area, new offices on the ground floor and a new mezzanine floor.

The company’s concrete admixture development laboratory was also expanded to enable it to keep pace with growing demand. The lab is used for product development and customer trials. As for exterior works, carried out as part of the project, new charging points for electric cars were installed.

The scheme was completed in 26 weeks in a live working environment, and a total of 40 staff are now based at the site.

David Lowe, managing director of MC Construction, said: “It has been a great pleasure to deliver this project for Master Builders Solutions UK.

“Reconfiguring the site warehouse to incorporate new modern open-plan offices within a live environment was logistically very challenging. Our ability to provide innovative solutions, as well as the collaboration between ourselves and the client team, proved key to the successful delivery of this scheme.

He added that the firm is ‘very happy’ with the finished product and that he was grateful to the entire team for their hard work and expertise.

“We are looking forward to working with Master Builders Solutions UK further in the future.”

Geoff Birchall, head of operations at Master Builders Solutions UK, said that with the requirement for additional space to cater for the existing and new staff, he wanted to select a local partner who could be trusted with not only the building aspect but also with ongoing support and maintenance.

“An extensive procurement process led us to MC Construction, whom we appointed based on their local expertise and quality. During the build, we were happy with how the project was planned and managed. The result is excellent and our employees are delighted with the new facilities,” he added.

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