RECO Build scores first major project with £600,000 retail parade in Chester


Project: Weston Grove, Upton
Client: Talten Business Park Ltd
Architect: Archer Architects
Project Manager: Gardiner & Theobald
Quantity Surveyor: Gardiner & Theobald
Structural Engineer: Waterman Structures
Services Engineer: Carmel Building Services Completed: October 2011Value: £600,000


RECO Build delivered a £600,000 four-unit retail parade on time and on budget in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Chester, marking the company’s first major project and setting out its stall as a national construction industry player.

Supermarket giant Tesco, kids charity Barnardo’s and a traditional fish and chip shop were among the retailers making home in the Weston Grove site where RECO Build started the project by demolishing an old M.O.T. garage in June 2011.

Just 20 weeks later the units were completed alongside additional car parking, new drainage, access roads and footpaths.

“It was the first major project for us,” said Managing Director Nick Richardson. “Tesco was very pleased with the quality of the work and the professionalism we showed during the project and, in essence, this cemented the relationship between us.”