Sub-contractors sought for £27m Malvern scheme

Wates Construction

Sub-contractors across the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire are being sought to become part of a supply chain that will see the building of a new retirement village in Malvern.

Wates Construction, delivering the project on behalf of Audley retirement villages, is set to host a ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, giving local businesses the chance to tender for the £27 million project.

Richard Scarrott, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction Midlands, said: “Together with Audley, we are cementing our commitment to ensuring local subcontractors are involved in the delivery of this fantastic new retirement development in Malvern.

We anticipate a good turnout and look forward to engaging with local businesses to ensure they maximise this opportunity. The event will ensure that an economic boost is delivered across the region, bringing with it renewed prospects for training and employment.”

The event will be taking place on Thursday 1 October between 8.30am – 4.00pm at the Hilton Puckrup Hall in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

The new village will be constructed on landscaped parkland at the former site of Hillstone School on Abbey Road and will comprise the development of around 90 apartments.

Local sub-contractors will tender for the project, which also includes the refurbishment of two Victorian buildings: Ellerslie House will boast a luxury health facility called Audley Club, whilst Ellerslie Lodge will be renovated for residential purposes.