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Local subcontractors wanted
Tuesday 23rd July, 2013

Construction company, ISG, is on the lookout for local subcontractors to help transform Wigan Town Hall.

The transformation of the town hall will begin this October, saving local taxpayers millions of pounds and providing jobs and training opportunities for local people.

A supply chain event giving local companies an overview of the 6m programme and packages of work available will take place on Wednesday 7th August, between 10:00 - 14:00 in Wigan Town Hall's Charter Suite.

ISG are particularly interested in hearing from companies involved in: demolition, waterproofing, structural steelwork, fire stopping, scaffolding, mastic, roof tiles and slates, brick and blockwork, diamond drilling and cutting, partitions and ceilings, ceramic floors, joinery, floor finishes, decorating, furniture and M&E. Those wishing to attend or to be considered for the project should RSVP to: Julia.walton@isgplc.com

Representatives from Wigan Council and Wigan and Leigh College will also be on hand to answer questions on the project and to discuss local employment and apprenticeship initiatives in the area.

Councillor David Molyneux, deputy leader of Wigan Council and cabinet member for economy said:

"One of the key elements of this transformation programme is to ensure that the local community benefit. We'd like to see local companies coming forward and taking advantage of the economic opportunities available."

Once complete, the number of staff based at the town hall will more than double, from 250 to 600, and will save the council 1 million per year in overall running costs. The modernisation programme will see a significant reduction in the number of council buildings, from 24 to four - adding to the savings. Current running costs for 24 buildings and a back log of maintenance work is no longer viable for the council.

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