Contract completed to support business incubation hub development

Leeds engineers RWO has completed a structural and civil engineering contract to support the development of a major new business incubation hub in South Yorkshire.

Working with design and build contractor Esh Construction and architects The Harris Partnership, the project saw the Park Square-based engineers provide services for the latest phase of the Rotherham hub.

This development is creating new jobs and providing 20 workshops, 16 office units and two laboratories for dozens of micro and start-up businesses.

The second phase of work builds on the success of the nearby Century Business Centre, which was constructed in 2000 and has since supported over 300 businesses, playing a critical part in the economic regeneration of the Manvers area.

Completion of the contract comes as RWO, which currently employs 35 people across its offices in Leeds and Newcastle, is seeing strong demand for its civil and structural engineering services.

Andrew Fairburn, head of RWO’s Leeds office, said: “We look forward to developing our partnership with Esh and support its plans for the delivery of ambitious development projects with unparalleled technical advice, skills and engineering excellence.

“This latest completion comes at a time when we foresee continued strong growth in 2023 with a pipeline of forward orders and enquiries from across the country.”

Esh’s operations director, Paul Waller, said: “We were pleased to work with RWO on a facility that allows businesses to become more successful and sustainable, contributing to a boost in local employment and the economy.

“Their engineering design experience and technical capabilities ensure the hub is being delivered to the highest standards of quality and on time.”

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