Monk Bridge, Leeds

Client:Galliford Try
Sector:High Rise Residential
A tall apartment block in the background, with a canal and arched bridge in the foreground.

The Project

Understanding the complexities and sensitivities of working on an historic site enabled us to engineer solutions to meet our customer’s wishes.

Monk Bridge is a large development located southwest of Leeds city centre, on the steelworks site which borders the Leeds-Liverpool canal.

The scheme comprises 665 flats and will see the creation of five new blocks, ranging from 12 to 22 storeys in height. The Victorian viaducts of the defunct Leeds & Thirsk railway form part of the site and will be developed to create a new plaza, while the existing arches will be renovated to provide space for retail and hospitality businesses.

Power On has been appointed to provide a multi-utility offering, comprising gas, water, fibre, and electricity. We were selecting based on our dynamic approach and our willingness to engineer a solution to the problem presented by the Victorian viaducts.

Our ability and experience to overcome the challenges presented by this historic site led to our appointment.

Monk Bridge is a significant development both in terms of scale and complexity. Work on the development started in 2020 and is expected to complete in 2023.

Providing a multi-utility solution on this project from a single source meant that Galliford Try received a seamless, rapid, and efficient service from the outset and throughout.

  • Electricity
  • Water
  • Wastewater
  • Fibre
  • Gas

Our main challenges on the Monk Bridge project were the installation of subs under the arch ways, flat meters in the risers at group locations, and the adoption of the full asset. Power On engineered solutions to ensure all of the above were met, seemingly so with ease.

Jason Fairburn,Senior Building Services Manager, Galliford Try
  • A tall apartment block in the background, with a canal and arched bridge in the foreground.