Successful completion of three high-rise tower blocks in Leeds via YORconsult framework

Re-launched in November 2018, YORconsult is a framework for the procurement of consultancy services, providing local authorities and other public sector organisations access to high quality professional services where companies have already passed a rigorous competitive tendering exercise.

Working closely with one of these approved leading multi-disciplinary practices Mason Clark Associates we provided Building Clerk of Works services for Shakespeare Towers; three high-rise tower blocks in Leeds.

Due to their age all 3 multi-storey blocks required extensive external refurbishment works not only to improve the aesthetics of the 3 residential high-rise buildings but also to improve the strength and thermal performance of the buildings.  The works totalling £3.9m scheme included the removal of the existing concrete rendering, treating the reinforcement bars and then the application of a protective coating. External wall insulation was then applied on top of this and finally a decorative render to complete the project.

As well as a 30-year structural guarantee for the exterior of the buildings in place Leeds City Council have provided the residents with a much-improved environment. The insulation work will reduce energy consumption and the silicone rendering system gives a more pleasing appearance to the towers.

“Shakespeare Towers is the first project we have been awarded that has been delivered through the YORConsult framework. We were delighted to have worked on this project adding value for the residents and to be a part of the team working closely with Mason Clark.”

Managing Director, Tony Mobbs

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