P. P. O’Connor acquires Galvac Limited

P.P. O’Connor  has acquired Galvac Limited, a provider of vacuum excavation equipment for an undisclosed sum. Galvac Limited, head quartered in Salford and operating nationally, was part of civil engineering contractor GPL Group which entered into administration last month. The acquisition is for the assets and employees of Galvac and secures the immediate future of […]

FORS Gold for the second year in a row!

For the second year running 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 […]

Reconfiguration of Sir William Siemens House’s Car Park Complete

PP O’Connor completed Siemen’s car park reconfiguration at Sir Williams House, Manchester this month. Completed in just 23 weeks the project was challenging due to it being located at a busy research facility with 500 car parking spaces needing to be available 24/7. PP O’Connor had to ensure work to proceed without affecting local neighbours […]

Charmaine O’Connor joins diversity panel discussion at MIPIM

Last week at the international property convention MIPIM, chief executive Charmaine O’Connor was invited to take part in a panel discussion about the diversity in the industry and how more women can be encouraged to join the sector. Charmaine was joined on the panel by Joanne Roney, chief executive, Manchester City Council; Theresa Grant, chief […]

55 metre high grabber in action at Wenlock Way

Work is well underway to demolish 54 Wenlock Way, Manchester, a 14-storey office tower block which was former occupied by Manchester City Council offices. The building will be replaced with new TV studios. The 55 metre high-grabber, one of the tallest machines of its kind in UK, is being used on the project. Charmaine O’Connor, […]

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 […]