A lot of work we do helps pave the way for major regeneration projects to begin. Here’s a couple of examples.

Project: Pendleton PFI, Salford
Client: Keepmoat
Value: £1.73m
Duration: 195 Weeks

Pendleton PFI is a 10 year, multi-million pound major regeneration project in the heart of Salford to create a better choice of quality housing and boost the area back to the thriving community it once was.

Scope of works:

Bulk earthworks; hard and soft landscaping including planting new trees and shrubs; resurfacing car parks; amendments to existing kerbing and drainage; block paved parking provision; block paving to public realm areas; hard standing cleaning; installation of boundary fencing and re-establishing and creating of new boundaries.

Social value:

As this is a major regeneration programme for Salford which will deliver real social-value and benefits to the community, PP O’Connor will actively seek to employ long-term unemployed people from the local area and appoint one apprentice. 


Project: Queens Park Redevelopment
Client: Lovell
Value: £950,000
Duration: 20 weeks

A major regeneration programme in Blackpool which will transform the town’s Queens Park housing estate into a vibrant new neighbourhood. The out-dated 1960’s three storey maisonettes and two 17-storey concrete tower blocks will be demolished to make way for 198 new, low-rise affordable family homes.

Scope of works

The safe deconstruction of five individual blocks of 3-storey maisonettes, including all associated external walkways; ramps and access stairs; two 17-storey residential tower blocks and garages. Works included; full internal soft strip of all buildings; licenced asbestos removal; protective scaffold and screening erection; deconstruction by hand of maisonettes closest to the occupied buildings; top-down deconstruction of tower blocks before controlled deconstruction using high-reach machinery.

Social value

PP O’Connor worked with Blackpool Build-up, a training and employment programme to provide sustainable jobs to long-term out of work local residents.