Ground for new retail superstore stabilised

Ground for new retail superstore stabilised

Extensive ground stabilisation works of the site near the river Humber have been completed, which has allowed the construction of the new 1,500 m sq retail unit to continue.

Once the site was cleared and the levels established the excavation and stabilisation works could be undertaken.

Concrete piles and an attenuation system have been designed & installed to meet with the demands of the site.

The project is well underway and further progress photos will follow.


Press release on the site of new affordable housing in Leeds

Press release on the site of new affordable housing in Leeds

RDF Building met with new residents, Councillors and members of Leeds City Council to undertake a photoshoot and interview on the Cardigan Green development that was recently completed in Bramley, Leeds.

The former Lord Cardigan Public House site has been transformed, through RDF’s redevelopment, into a private cul-de-sac scheme of affordable housing that was delivered in partnership with Leeds City Council.

Councillor Debra Coupar and Councillor Richard Lewis meet new residents

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant sneak peek

Convive restaurant a new build Mediterranean constructed at Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall is due to open March 2017.

All at RDF Building are extremely proud to have been involved with the creation of this ‘Top 10 Leeds List’ restaurant and wish it every success.

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Continued success at Weetwood Hall

Following on from the successful completion of Phase 1 at the Grade II Listed Weetwood Hall, RDF were awarded the contract to deliver Phases 2 – 5.

These phases include the creation and construction of a new 120 seat Mediterranean themed restaurant, ‘Convive’, major refurbishment of the existing kitchen & back of house areas, a new bar, new dining area and refurbishment of the existing reception.

The new restaurant, which opens in early February 2017, will be part of the University of Leeds owned Weetwood Hall Estate but will retain an independent identity of it’s own.

Martin Pickles, of Flying Pizza ‘fame’, will be working with Weetwood’s MD and his friend, Martin Hicks, in the daily running and operation of the restaurant.


Visuals courtesy of Weetwood Hall
New superstore under construction

New superstore under construction

The construction of a new supermarket in Sunderland is onsite and on target for completion to the programme.

The new build superstore’s site has been cleared, foundations are in and the steel framework is being erected.

Drainage, car park and retaining walls are also being constructed whilst the steel is being installed.

Further pictures to follow as the works proceed.

No disturbance to trade!

No disturbance to trade!

No disturbance to trade was the client’s main requirement whilst undertaking the full recovering of the existing supermarket unit’s roof.

As a live functioning supermarket the last thing that the multi national client wanted to have was any issues or loss of trade whilst we completed the recovering of the existing roof.

Works were completed seamlessly to ensure no loss to trade, minimum disturbance to staff & customers whilst ensuring zero H&S risks.





Former pub site transformed by new home construction

Former pub site transformed by new home construction

Councillor Debra Coupar and Councillor Richard Lewis take a site tour of Cardigan Green with Graham Mattison, Senior Contracts Manager at RDF Building


Recent press release completed by Leeds City Council for our development in Bramley;

Construction work to provide new council homes in Bramley is well underway.

With the former Lord Cardigan pub demolished in 2012 as part of the council’s derelict and nuisance property programme, the site is being transformed with eight new two-bedroom homes.

Local developers RDF Building Services have created a hive of activity, delivering works to the pre-agreed programme and costs.

They are ready to complete the roof on the first row of three townhouses while groundworks and foundations for the second row of five homes are complete.

The council agreed to buy the properties from the developer last year to help meet local housing needs.

The homes will provide spacious accommodation, making the most of layout, energy efficiency and quality design.

Residents will also benefit from their own generous back gardens and allocated off-street parking.

As well as building its own council homes, purchasing houses from developers is part of the council’s plans to help provide around 1,000 new council houses, particularly in areas where there is high demand.

Executive member for communities, Councillor Debra Coupar said:

“We need to be innovative in how we provide much needed council homes. As well as building our own homes, if we can purchase new homes from developers in areas where demand exceeds supply then we’ll make that investment.

“It’s great to see work cracking on at such a pace and as always, we’re looking forward to welcoming tenants to their new homes.”

Councillor Richard Lewis, executive member for regeneration, transport and planning said:

“Regenerating former derelict sites can have a massive, positive impact on communities. When the redevelopment includes affordable housing for rent in an area crying out for homes of this type, then we’re on to a winner.”

RDF Building Services managing director Michael Brearey said:

“We are delighted to be involved with this development which is local to our head office having delivered similar projects across the Yorkshire region and beyond.

“The entire RDF team are proud to be making a difference at a grassroots level by regenerating the derelict site using our local workforce.

“At RDF we believe in the ethos of partnering with clients, so there is a great buzz within the business that we are helping Leeds City Council provide new homes that are not only well designed and built, but that are extremely energy efficient, which will assist to keep the tenant’s fuel bills down and assist in the reduction of Leeds City Council’s carbon footprint.”



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