Groundworks and Earthworks for Maggie’s in Yorkshire

P.P. O’Connor has started the earthworks and groundworks for The Maggie’s Centre at St. James’s University Hospital. Designed by the world renowned architecture studio – Heatherwick Studio, the charity centre is expected help thousands of cancer patients and their families across Yorkshire every year. Paul Sanderson, regional director, P.P. O’Connor said: “Maggie’s is carefully designed […]

P.P. O’Connor celebrates further success at Circle Square

P.P. O’Connor has teamed up with John Sisk & Son, undertaking the 25 week basement excavation for the £247 million private rented sector (PRS) Affinity Living scheme, which is part of the £750 million Circle Square development on Oxford Road in Manchester. Circle Square will be one of the most innovative neighbourhoods in the UK […]

CECA North West Award for Collaboration

On Friday 20 October, PP O’Connor and Laing O’Rourke received the CECA (Civil Engineers Contractors Association) Award for Collaboration for the Davyhulme Waste Water treatment works. The two firms have being working together on the project since 2015. The joint approach was taken to overcome the significant logistical restrictions across the site, with over forty […]

Enabling works for final phase of Potato Wharf, Manchester

P.P. O’Connor has begun the enabling work package for the final phase of Potato Wharf development in the Castlefield area of central Manchester. Lendlease Residential will deliver 191, one and two bedroom apartments across two eight-storey high blocks and it will be build-to-rent. Lendlease is known for delivering the successful other Manchester developments The Hacienda, […]

Dismantling Desoto Bridge, Widnes

As part of the work on the Mersey Gateway project, PP O’Connor was tasked with dismantling the Desoto Bridge. At 72 metres long, 32 metres wide and eight metres high, and spanning rail and road, it took 144 hours to complete to job.  Well done to everyone involved. Watch the film we made of the […]

Update on North Wales Police HQ

Working on behalf of main contractor Galliford Try, P.P. O’Connor has been carrying out the site enabling works, groundwork, concrete and drainage packages for the new £21.5 million Police Station at Wrexham. Substantial attenuation tanks and balancing ponds have be created to ensure the surface water system is compliant with the latest Environment Agency guidelines […]

Work starts on new Jaguar Land Rover Showroom in Chester

P.P. O’Connor has started work on the new Hunters Jaguar Land Rover showroom, assisting Robertson Construction North West on this exciting new dealership. The £1.7 million project is expected to take approximately 54 weeks to complete. The site enabling, groundworks and external works package involves the initial site preparation including bulk earthworks, the site drainage […]

Charmaine O’Connor appointed as regional chairman for NFDC

Our chief executive Charmaine O’Connor has been appointed as North West Regional Chairman for the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC). The NFDC was established in 1941 to champion the standards and professionalism of its members to the wider construction industry. To join the NFDC, companies must meet a stringent criteria on procedures and processes […]

FORS Gold Membership

P.P. O’Connor is proud to have successfully met the assessment and gained its gold membership from the voluntary accreditation scheme that promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators, Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). Charmaine O’Connor, chief executive said: “All at P.P .O’Connor are delighted to have received the FORS Gold Membership and our ongoing investment […]

P.P. O’Connor join Considerate Constructors Scheme

P.P. O’Connor has joined the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). The CCS is a non-profit-making and independent organisation set up by the UK construction industry in 1997. Sites, companies and suppliers that have joined the CSS are required to follow the five-point Code of Considerate Practice to help improve the image of the construction industry.