Vangarde Shopping Park

Client: Caddick Construction

Value: £4m
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 successfully supported Caddick Construction in the £40m development of Vangarde Shopping Centre.
The project covered 339,000sq ft and used over 1,400 tonnes of steel. It was the second key project in which we successfully supported Caddick Construction.
The development includes a flagship John Lewis store alongside M&S and Next. 1,000 jobs were generated by this project and it has injected an estimated £14m a year into York's economy.

Scope of works

  • Planning and admin – Significant value engineering to materials to drainage and hard landscaping, fully phased plans and programmes including weekly progress reports
  • Reinforced concrete – Pilecaps, ground beams, lift pits, travellator pits
  • Drainage - Extensive surface water and foul water network of drainage and manholes up to 6m deep, various interceptors, headwalls
  • Services – Extensive network of ducting and main installations and chambers
  • Hard landscaping – Numerous kerbs, edgings, paving products, bollards and street furniture

Praise from our stakeholders

“Having the support of Howard [Civil Engineering] on a prestigious scheme like the one at Monks Cross has been invaluable. Howard [Civil Engineering has] 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.”

- Chris De Whytell, Senior Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction 

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