- Galliford Try's building business has won three contracts in the Greater Manchester area worth £36.5m in aggregate.

Firstly, RED Property Services has appointed Galliford Try to construct the £13.3m Old Trafford Supporters Club hotel, opposite the Manchester United football ground. The new four-star 139-bed hotel will feature supporters' club facilities and bar, alongside additional retail units.

Secondly, Galliford Try has concluded an agreement with The Carlyle Group and its joint venture partners Nikal and Abstract Securities to build the second stage of the Soapworks project. The £12.5m contract covers the entire second phase of the project and will create 210,000 sq. ft. of Category A office space in the old Colgate-Palmolive factory that adjoins the Media City complex in Salford Quays.

Finally, Muse Developments has contracted Galliford Try to deliver the sixth phase of the Smithfield residential project in Salford. The £10.75m phase of the development will see the creation of 77 one, two and three-bedroom apartments for private sale, and associated retail units.

Chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: "These new contracts build on our track record and in particular our recent successes in Greater Manchester, demonstrating the strength of our regional construction business in all sectors. We are delighted to be working on these significant developments for the region, and look forward to continuing to play our part in enhancing the built environment in the North West."

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