We are delighted to announce that ECS have been appointed to a new Framework Agreement with Home Group.
Home Group are a social enterprise and a charity with a turnover of over £360m and one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and integrated housing, health and social care and we look forward to working together.
From intimate ‘court’ schemes through to ‘villages’ with over 100 residential apartments, ECS have been involved in many Extra Care community developments which are designed around the needs of the residents, promoting independence, healthy and active lifestyles whilst offering a range of provisions for occupants who require care.
Our thorough understanding of the design, cost, quality and life span challenges of these buildings has benefited many clients including leading registered providers and private sector operators who specialise in providing residential developments for our growing senior population.
ECS have been commissioned on a new project to provide a homeless refuge in Ashton-under -Lyne.
As part of a joint stakeholder project with Tameside Council and Salford Diocese, St Ann’s Church/Primary School in Ashton is to be converted into short stay residential accommodation whilst also providing a community facility. The refurbishment works will include boiler replacement and a new commercial kitchen.
The ground floor of the building will become a Community Hub, including a café where anyone can attend, have a meal and carry out volunteer work. Staffed day and night with skilled people who are able to engage with the rough sleeping community and offer whatever support is needed, residents of the ABEN service (The Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham’s ‘A Bed Every Night’ scheme) will be welcome to spend the day there, receive support and address any ongoing welfare needs.
ECS have been commissioned as part of a new Church project at Brooks Bar, Manchester.
Following a fire at the site of what was once a 19th Century Presbyterian Church, the building was partly demolished, apart from the facade and the spire. Now part of the New Testament Church of God, the building is being refurbished to include a new Community facility.
We are pleased to welcome our new Building Services Design Engineer Apprentices – Joseph Jackson & Dominic Walker. They will be studying for a B.Eng Degree in Building Services & Sustainable Engineering at UCLAN for one day per week whilst developing their professional training in the office and on site, alongside our experienced engineers.