Moda Living appoints John Sisk & Son as contractor for £260m Birmingham scheme

WCN Editorial Team 26 Jan 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Moda Living has appointed construction firm John Sisk & Son as the preferred contractor for the £260m Great Charles Street neighbourhood project in Birmingham city centre, the UK.

This is the second scheme in Birmingham under the Moda Living portfolio with funding partner Apache Capital.

The Ludgate Hill Car Park in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham will be redeveloped into 772 new homes.

The project will also feature a gym, roof terraces, communal lounges and workspace along with new public realm and space for retail and hospitality businesses.

It will consist of blocks ranging in height up to 39 storeys. The redevelopment scheme is expected to create 470 new jobs and provide £92m in gross added value to the West Midlands.

Sisk UK South managing director Ajaz Shafi said: “Sisk is delighted to be confirmed as preferred contractor for the Great Charles Street scheme. Our ongoing relationship with Moda demonstrates our capability with repeat clients both in the UK and internationally. Despite the challenges of covid-19 and by working safely in collaboration with Moda and our supply chain, we have maintained progress on our Mercian project and are on course to top out the structure of what is Birmingham’s tallest building on schedule which is a significant achievement.

“We have a quality supply chain in The Midlands that is fully committed to supporting Sisk on delivering these projects and we look forward to maintaining our dedication to job creation at our training hub which is of great benefit to the local community.”

Moda Living managing director Tony Brooks said: “Sisk, WMCA and Moda are proud to be helping people get back into quality employment as we deliver many new homes into the city centre. The positive human stories that have come from The Mercian have been incredibly inspiring. I’m looking forward to starting work on our Great Charles street neighbourhood later this year with the same team that worked on The Mercian, bringing another 722 high-quality homes for rent to Snow Hill and the Jewellery quarter. We hope to create even more employment opportunities for local people.”

With this project, the total number of homes being delivered by Sisk for Moda in Birmingham city centre will be more than 1,200.

Sisk is also serving as the main contractor for Moda Living and Apache's first development in Birmingham, called The Mercian.

Once built, The Mercian will be the city's tallest residential tower.

This 42-storey building will feature 481 apartments for rent only and communal facilities, including a 200m running track, for residents.

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The project will consist of blocks ranging in height up to 39 storeys. . (Credit: John Sisk & Son Ltd)

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