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PJ Livesey Cotton Works

Client: PJ Livesey Group Ltd

Project: The Cotton Works, Bolton. 300+ apartment conversion of a grade II listed building, £30 million project value, 296 weeks project duration, completed in 2013.

Setting new standards for residential development in Bolton, each apartment was immaculately decorated, fully furnished and included large private terraces with breathtaking views. The property also included landscaped grounds, underground car parking and stunning reception areas with lifts to all floors.


Construction work included:

  • Full strip-out of shell including M&E
  • Demolition and alterations to internal structure
  • M&E installations
  • Raised timber floors
  • Jumbo stud partitions
  • MF ceilings
  • Bespoke joinery
  • Decorative ceiling, wall and floor finishes
  • Installation of loose and fixed furniture
  • Landscaping and access roads


Project roles and responsibilities included:

  • Assessing planning approval for change of use, conversion and new build
  • Producing building plans for full planning and building regulation approval
  • The interior design of apartments and communal areas
  • Creating real-time visualisations of apartments and communal areas
  • Estimating the budget costs of the project
  • Compiling take-offs, material schedules and subcontractor enquiries
  • Reviewing design drawings and conducting value engineering exercises
  • Evaluating and negotiating subcontractor tenders
  • Procuring and preparing order documentation for materials, subcontractors, labour and plant
  • Producing programmes of work and cash flow statements
  • Preparing and agreeing subcontractor contra-charge claims
  • Preparing subcontract valuations, payment certificates and agreeing final accounts
  • Producing project cost reports
  • Producing risk assessments and method statements for ‘in-house’ labour
  • Programming and coordinating subcontract works

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