Client: Esh Construction

Value: £2.3m
Location: Leeds
Contract Period: 38 weeks
Contract Type: Bespoke


We are thrilled to have delivered the groundworks and six-storey reinforced concrete frame on this exciting new mixed use development in Leeds for our client, Esh Construction
Ironworks is a 0.35 hectacre residential site located in Holbeck Urban Village, an increasingly popular suburb of Leeds which was crowned UK and Ireland's 'Best Neighbourhood' at the 2015 Urbanism Awards. Ironworks comprises 51 luxury apartments, 2 penthouses and 15 townhouses
This was the first residential scheme to feature houses in the Urban Village for many years, marking a new chapter in the development of Leeds South Bank, and the project made headlines after being awarded at the 2019 Housing Design Awards.
Ironworks topped out one month ahead of schedule in August 2020 despite COVID-19-related setbacks. 

Scope of work

  • The foundations are a pilecap and ground beam solution
  • Due to restricted space onsite we intend to prefabricate a large portion of reinforcement up in our yard which is under six miles away, which will support our ‘just time’ delivery culture on the scheme
  • With a floor plate in excess of 900m², the scheme consist of over 2500m³ of structural concrete and over 300 tonnes of reinforcement
  • Hard landscaping

Praise from our stakeholders

‘Although this is our first major project with Howard [Civil Engineering], I’m pleased to say that both teams have worked well together on site. The scheme so far has been a huge success and Howard Civil Engineering have shown that not only are they able to adhere to Esh’s values of enhancing local communities and supporting local charities, but they also share the same values. This has been a key factor in helping our companies work side by side at Ironworks.’

- Allan Irvine, Senior Project Manager at Esh Construction

'I visited site yesterday and I have to say the quality is as impressive as the pace. The benefits of a true team approach are clear to see. Respect to all the Howard [Civil Engineering] team involved here. This is the first time [Esh Construction and Howard Civil Engineering] have worked together, and I am positive it won’t be the last.'

- Paul Watson, Executive Director at Esh Construction

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