Akela Ground Engineering has been awarded a contract by Graham, to deliver piling solutions for two buildings within a new Leeds retirement village
Graham is developing a new retirement village for Audley Group at Scarcroft Park, north Leeds, to provide 128 apartments in 15 residential blocks, covering 110-acres. Akela Ground Engineering, part of the Akela Group, will deliver the piling solutions for the project.
Akela opened a new hub at Moorfield Business Park in Leeds and secured and completed its first contract in Yorkshire last year. The company is currently tendering for a variety of new housing and commercial build contracts throughout the region.
‘Demonstrate our piling solutions expertise’
Mark Markey, Akela group managing director, said: “This latest contract win offers a great opportunity to work with Graham and to further demonstrate our piling expertise.
“It also is representative of the demand we are seeing for our ground and civil engineering services which has seen us win contracts with major housebuilders recently, with more than 2,100 units underway.
“We are also experiencing a demand for services in other sectors including retail, energy and specifically electric vehicle charging stations, having recently completed projects in Oxford and Scotland.
“Our Leeds hub is going from strength to strength, and we are excited by the contract prospects in this thriving region of the UK.”
High quality housing for older people
Jonathan Hall, managing director for the Building South region at Graham, said:
“The new retirement village will deliver high quality housing for older people in the Yorkshire area.
“We are looking forward to working with Akela and the Audley Group to deliver this impressive project.”
Work begins on site in May 2022.