Cool contract for Powell Williams
Powell Williams will assess and advise on the use of an empty
25,000 sq ft space under the indoor ski slope at the Chill Factore
in Trafford, Manchester. It is expected significant
construction work would be required to enclose the space, which is
The practice has been appointed to advise by longstanding client
Blue Marble, part of the Pemberstone Group of Companies with
Pemberstone being one of the major shareholders.
Powell Williams will undertake a feasibility study and cost
analysis to determine the necessary work any tenant would have to
undertake prior to developing the space. The practice will
then assume a development monitoring role to ensure all the work
carried out is in line with recommendations.
Heatherington, senior partner from Powell Williams, will manage
the project from the firm's Birmingham office with support from the
Chester team. He said: "This is quite a unique space and its
development throws up a lot of interesting challenges. Temperature
control, insulation and ventilation are obviously vitally important
and the work we have undertaken will inform any future tenant of
their obligations to the rest of the building."
Morwenna Angove, Chief Executive of Chill Factore, said: "Chill
Factore is continuing to celebrate sustained growth and has
established itself as one of Manchester's premier leisure
attractions. We are always considering ways to increase our
offering and improve the visitor experience. This empty space
was identified as wasted space and we were keen to understand the
potential for its use. Following the completion of Powell Williams'
feasibility study, we are able to open negotiations with potential
tenants and are confident any development of the space will be
professionally and expertly handled."
Chill Factore has the UK's longest and widest real snow indoor
ski slope, a rock climbing wall, toboggan run and children's
snowplay area. The activities are complemented by a range of
premium retailers, bars and cafes in an Alpine-themed street.
If you would like more information on this development please
contact David Clark, Head of Commercial Management at Blue Marble
Properties on 01905 364064.