Erith are pleased to announce the commencement of works at the Hollinwood gasholder site in Oldham. The start of the gasholder demolition process marks a significant milestone in the regeneration of Hollinwood Junction, which faced a number of set-backs before allowing the development to begin.
When complete, the £35m scheme will provide over 100 domestic properties, business facilities and leisure space. This in turn will create over 750 new jobs. Based in close proximity to the M60 and Metrolink railway, the regeneration will establish the area as a key business destination without the need to travel into the heart of Manchester. Oldham Council Leader, Sean Fielding, has stated that the potential business opportunities the development will provide has already “attracted a lot of interest from major brands”.
Erith’s Site Manager, Jeremy Hudson, has been integral to the positive start of the project, recently meeting representatives of the council and local community to explain the works we would be undertaking and the project timeline. Our scope involves the demolition of the below-ground spiral-guided gasholder, including the dewatering and desludging of the holder itself, and clearance of the 150,000 sq ft site. We are currently running in accordance with our programme, with our planned completion due for early 2019.
Erith’s Site Manager at Hollinwood, Jeremey Hudson, commented: “I am really pleased with the start we have made on site. The demolition of the gasholder is a key phase of the overall development, and I am happy that our works have been so well received.”