Work will involve installing mechanical and electrical services in the shopping centre’s new building, which will house a Wilko store and a new cinema.
It will involve installation of mains distribution, interior and exterior lighting, lightening protection, ventilation, emergency lighting, fire alarm and sprinkler systems and disabled refuge.
A feature of the work will be to interface the new building’s services with the current shopping centre, which will remain open and operational during the project.
Ameon Utilities’ contract will be completed in two parts. Firstly, diverting the existing utilities infrastructure off site, so that GRAHAM can commence works in a safe, service-free environment, and secondly, designing and constructing a new infrastructure for incoming utilities supplies (power, water and communications).
Ameon commercial director, Adam Sutton, said: “Although we are very much national operators, our roots are firmly established in Blackpool, which is our HQ; therefore, it’s great that we get an opportunity to work again with GRAHAM, and display our skills and services in the town where we are a major employer.
“Houndshill has long been the mainstay of town centre shopping in the resort and its expansion is a positive sign of Blackpool’s regeneration, so we are proud to play our part in its redevelopment.”
Jack Clarke, GRAHAM project manager added: “We’re pleased to engage Ameon on this scheme and look forward to delivering this great project with a local company for the community of Blackpool”