Vinci Construction UK, the principal contractor, has completed erection of the steelworks in the development of new Waters Corporation headquarters in Wilmslow, UK.
The new headquarters will be built on the 37-acre Stamford Lodge site on the A538 Wilmslow/Altrincham road. The two-storey building will be sprawled over 208,000 square feet and will be a fully functioning assembly plant, office, R&D, sales and marketing facility.
The new building is intended to unite Waters' existing mass spectrometry operations, consisting of more than 500 employees, which is currently located on four separate sites in South Manchester and Altrincham.
The new headquarters is being constructed to the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methods) 'very good' standard. In order to improve wildlife, plant life in the area and to maintain sustainability of the project, Waters Corporation has included construction of a purpose-built bat house, as well as, re-planting trees and landscaping the site.
The construction of the project started in May 2012 and is scheduled for completion in September 2013.