Bowker House, Bowker St, Walkden, M28 0SG

Project Award

Pettypool Girl Guides Lodge

City Build have been appointed as the main contractor to construct a new Girl Guiding Lodge in Cheshire forest.

The design can accommodate up to 30 girls and 4 leaders, each bedroom has ensuite facilities, one of the bedrooms is suitable for wheelchair users. The building has a spacious activity and dining room and a wide glass wall opening out onto some decking to link to the outdoors.

The building is DDA compliant and will offer the possibility for members to experience residential opportunities in a beautiful setting, enjoying the out of doors for many years to come.


The current lodge

  • 80’s prefab building, damp
  • Add on buildings with no cohesion
  • Non-compliance with the Disability Act
  • Energy inefficient
  • Too small

The new building

  • Accommodation for 30 girls & 4 leaders
  • Additional disabled bedroom sleeping 2
  • All bedrooms ensuite
  • Disabled facilities, accessible to all
  • Sustainable where possible (e.g. solar power, recycled water etc)
  • Improved infrastructure: gas, water, electric etc
  • Large boot room for changing in and out of outdoor gear


31st October 2016

The Halle – Royal Opening

Following the successful completion of works at the Halle, on Thursday 13 June 2013, the Hallé’s Patron, HRH The Countess of Wessex, officially opened Hallé St Peter’s.

25th June 2016

Best Educational Building Award

Red Ribbon web


Winstanley College’s recently opened Maths and PE Block has won the Wigan Council Building Excellence for Best Educational Building Award.

The new building, constructed by City Build Manchester, is part of an ongoing programme of refurbishment and redevelopment of the college buildings, providing high quality facilities for learning and a more positive environment for college students.

The building was also commended for its Urban Design by Architects, Bradshaw, Gass and Hope at the Awards Ceremony which took place at Leigh Sports Village on Friday, 15th May.

The building project included recladding of the previous building to create a more interesting and welcoming series of classrooms. It was officially opened at a ceremony in January when the contractors, architect and other guests returned to see how the new facilities were benefitting students.

Peter Griffiths and Steve Abdy, Contracts Manager and Site Manager, worked tirelessly to ensure the project was finished on time for the start of the new academic year. This was particularly challenging following the discovery of a mining works underneath the site. Peter said: ‘after we found the old mining works it meant a complete redesign for the groundwork which could have set us back by a good few weeks, however we were all dedicated to having it ready for the new students and we achieved our goal which was the main thing.’

College Principal, Louise Tipping, attended the Awards Ceremony and was delighted, she said: ‘The project really improved the look of our Maths and PE block and inside it is a really pleasant environment for our students to learn in. Congratulations to City Build and Bradshaw, Gass and Hope who worked really hard to complete the new block on time and to the highest standard; it’s great that their work has been recognised with an award.’

28th May 2015

The Halle – Time Lapse

The below video shows time lapse footage of works being undertaken at the Hallé St Peter’s, Ancoats. The Halle is undergoing renovations in advance of becoming a new rehearsal and performance space for the Hallé Orchestra and Ensembles.

16th December 2012