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The Role of Design in Successful Construction Projects

Success in project delivery begins well before construction. It requires considerable amounts of time, effort, dedication, and meticulous planning to create spaces that are not only visually appealing but functional and efficient. Design plays a critical role in the process, considering every detail from conception to completion. Balancing practicality with creativity, innovation with tradition and

Optimising Workspaces for Productivity and Efficiency

Did you know that effective space planning can boost employee productivity by more than 20%? At Contract Services, we’re experts in transforming offices into efficient workspaces. We understand that Space Planning isn’t just about arranging furniture, it is the analysis and optimisation of a space and its use. When done right, space planning can create

From contracting to community: Our dedication to local causes

At Contract Services, our commitment to the local community runs in our DNA. We have always valued and considered it important to support the community that many of our employees call home. For years, we have been actively involved in various initiatives and organisations to help the community, and we’re always keen to show our

Claritas – 196 Deansgate Project

Contract Services have been actively involved in the refurbishment of this outstanding Grade 2 listed building since 2007. Situated on the busiest junction in the city centre, the building is a great example of Victorian Gothic architecture. Working with the owners, CEG, and Manchester City conservation dept. the original building features have been uncovered and

Staff News – Mark Appleton is retiring!

Cheers!!! After 21 years with Contract Services, Construction Director Mark Appleton is stepping down and retiring from the company.  Mark joined the business in 2002 as a construction manager but quickly progressed to become a director and shareholder. Well known for his “no-nonsense” approach to the job Mark has gained the respect of both clients

Completion of The Ark, Trafford Park, Manchester

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of this £4.7 million refurbishment project in Trafford Park, Manchester. Previously home to McGregor Cory and Brighthouse, this 200,000 sq ft warehouse and office development has undergone a complete overhaul.   The complex sequence of works includes the warehouse “transformation”, a refurbished office building and an extensive