Projects / The Bridges

The Bridges

Demolition of a number of existing units at the Bridges Shopping Centre and the new build of a single 60,000 sq ft multi-storey unit for Primark

The Vision

To provide a more current retail destination and increase footfall through the presence of an anchor tenant.

Our Role

We provided project management and contract administration services. As part of our role we enabled Primark to open for Christmas trading by working closely with the contractor to work around delays caused by late utility connections and discoveries of asbestos at the start of the project. The site was split in two and the groundworks were able to start earlier, thereby maintaining the original programme. In order to ensure that any variations or deviations from the developer's shell specification were communicated efficiently between tenant and landlord, we devised a very simple tracker.

Key Information

Client:
Land Securities
Size:
60,000 sq ft
Location:
Sunderland
Architect:
Bowman Riley
Project Manager:
Buro Four
Contract Administrator:
Buro Four
Quantity Surveyor:
Gardiner and Theobald
Structural Engineer:
BWB Consulting
M&E Engineer:
WSP

Special Mention

During the excavations, the site was subject to a World War I unexploded bomb watch.