Liverpool based property services company Ecogee has unveiled the recent completion of one of its most notable projects to date Baltic View.
Following a year of growth for the firm which has seen it double its turnover in the last 12 months to £10million, the team delivered exterior brick-slip and rendering work to the value of £700,000 on the award-winning development project by Crossfield Construction, which has provided 130 new one, two and three bedroom apartments and a total of nine commercial units, all located in the sought after L1 postcode area.
Lead by Managing Director Brendan Helm and Business Development Director Denis Hennigan, Ecogee has seen increases across all of its services, including a number of commercial and residential builds working with the likes of Prima Housing, SSE Energy, Scottish Power and One Vision Housing to name a few. The number of projects undertaken by the firm in the last year has risen by 25% despite ongoing Covid-19 restrictions.
Brendan said: “Despite some minor setbacks as a result of the ongoing pandemic, we are delighted to have completed this major project at Baltic View with the accommodation now seeing its first residential occupants moving in. It was a privilege to be able to work on a site of this scale and in such an iconic and up and coming area of Liverpool, having secured the job after going through a competitive tender process.
“Ecogee has been established for almost nine years now and together Denis and I have over 60 years’ combined experience in construction and energy solutions alongside a team of highly skilled people around us – it was our knowledge and portfolio of past work that I think really set us apart for this job”.
Ecogee was established in 2012 and has since made a name for itself as a leading North West firm providing ECO grants, new build developments for both private and domestic markets, social housing repairs and maintenance and external wall and rendering work.
Brendan added: “Our task at Baltic View was to fit an ‘Aliva System’, a state-of-the-art external wall product that includes Rockwool insulation, silicon render and a unique lightweight brick-slip finish which was all delivered on time and on budget. Our work on this building was the first of any construction site in Liverpool to be given the green light following the first Covid shutdown thanks to the thorough health and safety measures we had put in place. That’s something that we prioritise before and during the build and long into the future, putting residents first.
“External wall insulation is essential to building longevity and safety and in recent years, a number of new legislation and guidance has been put in place. As a company we’ve always worked with the highest quality materials and implemented the best tried and tested construction methods, and the finishes that we work with, such as the brick-slip finish here at Baltic View, are pioneering within the industry with not many organisations offering this service.
“With so many older buildings being investigated and redeveloped due to safety concerns around the outer exterior work, it’s also been a priority to us to ensure that any job that we complete surpasses the requirements and is of the highest standard possible. Not only does a job done right ensure optimum safety and longevity for the building but it’s also much more sustainable meaning that the apartments themselves retain more heat particularly through the winter months.”