Monks Cross Retail Development

Client: Caddick

Value: £4,000,000
Location: York
Contract Period: 40 weeks
Contract Type: JCT Dom 1


As part of the ongoing expansion of Monks Cross Retail Development, Howard Civil Engineering Ltd (HCE) successfully supported Caddick Construction in the £40 million development of the retail hub. The project developed by the Oakgate Group covers 339,000sq ft and used over 1,400 tonnes of steel. It is the second key project where HCE have successfully supported Caddick.

The development includes a flagship John Lewis store alongside Marks and Spencers and Next. Smaller food outlets will also open shortly including Prezzo and Giraffe. It is expected that 1,000 jobs will be generated by the project and will inject £14million a year into York's economy.

The development was opened on the 10th April 2014 on time and in budget.

Scope of works: 

  • Planning & Admin – Significant VE to materials to drainage & hard landscaping, Fully phased plans & programmes including weekly progress reports
  • Reinforced Concrete – Pilecaps, ground beams, lift pits, travellator pits
  • Drainage- Extensive SW & FW network of drainage and manholes up to 6m deep, Various Interceptors, Headwalls
  • Services – Extensive network of ducting and main installations & chambers
  • Hard Landscaping – Numerous kerbs, edgings, paving products, bollards & street furniture


Chris De Whytell, Senior Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction, who has been delighted with the progress at their flagship project at Monks Cross, York, enthusiastically commented “Having the support of Howards on a prestige scheme like this one at Monks Cross has been invaluable. Howards have been extremely pro-active in identifying Value Engineering opportunities which have provided efficiencies in costs and programme, allowing us to handover the John Lewis Building on time.”

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