Project Related

Cheshire renovations

Exclusive property renovation well under way in Cheshire for one of our private clients.


Beach Coppy

Moxy, Southampton

Works progressing up to the transfer deck on the 209 bed Moxy Hotel in Southampton.


Moxy Southampton

Demolition at Primus Newcastle

Demo works are progressing well at the new 211 unit Primus scheme in Newcastle.


Primus Newcastle

Progress at Dray King

Great progress on the Dray King site in Hindley Green. The steel frame is flying up for the extension and the studwork is being erected inside the existing building with a start made on the 1st fix M&E. Expected completion March/April 2019.


Dray King

Fortis Quay, Salford

The tower crane on Fortis Quay has joined the Salford skyline – foundations for the Northill Apartments are complete, and the slipform is progressing well on its journey up 27 stories.


Fortis Quay

Primus Nottingham

Metsec construction up to 4th floor of our 7 storey, 222 bed student accommodation. September 19 intake will soon be upon us.




Here’s what we are on site with at the moment!






1,442 UNITS




180,000 SQ FT


37,000 SQ FT

New Instruction from Fortis Developments

IDS are delighted to have been instructed by Fortis Developments as Employers Agent on 3 of their major residential schemes in Salford Quays, Adelphi Wharf Phase 2/3, Fortis Quay and Bridgewater Wharf. WE are also instructed as Principal Designer on 2 of the sites.





Moxy Hotel, Heathrow

The timber hoardings are now down and we are pushing hard for the spring opening of the new 400+ bed Moxy Hotel at Heathrow.

Moxy Hotel, Heathrow

New EKM Office, Preston

The reception is now installed for our clients at EKM Ltd. It’s been a delight watching this development along the way!


IDS were delighted to be Employers Agent and Quantity Surveyor on this scheme. 


Taylor House

Acre Hall, Flixton

IDS attended the official opening of Acre Hall, Flixton and are proud to have been a part of the team along with our client The Dunham Trust.

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Northgate Point, Chester – site visit

Our BDM Lindsey Fallon went for a site tour this week of our completed 121 bed Northgate Point student accomdation scheme in Chester. The rooms were all light and spacious with very sufficient storage and facilities.


We look forward to being on site on Phase 2 in March.



Northgate Point, Chester Handover

121 bed student accomodation scheme Northgate Point has been handed over in Chester this week for our client Primus Alliance.


Volvo, Carlisle Handover

Volvo, Carlisle achieved handover today for our client Lloyds Group.



Primus Edge, Leicester

Scaffolding being struck at our clients 299 bed student development ready for the September intake.


Primus Edge

Volvo, Hull

Strip-out well underway for Riverside Motors at Hull Volvo.


Northgate Point, Chester

A snapshot of the our Northgate Point project for our client Primus Alliance, due for September student intake.


More new instructions for IDS

Please contact our Business Development Manager Lindsey Fallon if you have any schemes that you would like us to look at for you.

IDS instructed as Estates Managers at the Soapworks

Independent Project Management and Quantity Surveying consultancy Innov8 Development Solutions, based in Salford Quays and Liverpool are delighted to announce an expansion of services after procuring the Estates Management role of the 200,000sqft Grade A office scheme the Soapworks in Salford Quays along with the 20,000sqft Boilerhouse from the Carlyle Group and its joint venture partners Nikal and Abstract Securities.

The Soapworks scheme consists of the development of the former Colgate factory into a modern centre of business, creativity and leisure providing stylish Grade A offices within the Media City boundary. Utilising the fabric of the existing factory the scheme provides a unique working environment incorporating the industrial exposed concrete structure against a modern office fit-out. Soapworks is one of the most iconic commercial regeneration projects within the North West.

The Boilerhouse scheme was completed in 2013 and IDS have recently assisted the Soapworks team to complete contracts with the Irlam-based mobile and broadband provider TalkTalk, who have agreed a 10-year lease for the site which will be used as a meeting and training facility, and is expected to become operational in March 2015. As part of the Boilerhouse development the existing chimney was retained and has become an iconic feature of the Salford skyline.

Within the role of Estates Managers, IDS have put all health & safety processes in place ready for tenants to take up the space and IDS are currently assisting in ongoing discussions with large occupiers.

Paul Moulding of IDS has worked on the Soapworks scheme since 2007 and is delighted with the instruction. Jennifer Bamber, Property Manager at The Soapworks said “It makes perfect sense for IDS to become the Soapworks Estates Managers as they have managed the property since 2008 and know it inside out. Their hands on, commercially minded approach makes the Soapworks an even more attractive offer in the market place”.

Great start to 2015 for IDS

IDS have had a great start to 2015 with 14 new instructed projects from existing and new clients with a mix of Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Clerk of Works and Principal Designer services within the residential, student accommodation and retail sectors.

We are currently on site with a 200,000sqft mixed-use development in Salford Quays, 3 x student accommodation schemes in Leicester and Liverpool, 1 x industrial scheme in Bury, 2 x residential schemes in Manchester, 2 x residential schemes in Liverpool, 2 new build schools in Manchester and 1 x office scheme in Preston.

If you would like IDS to advise on any of your schemes then please feel free to contact our Business Development Manager Lindsey Fallon.