Conlon completes £1.9m Capernwray Hall project

Conlon Construction has completed a £1.9m project to build new conference facilities at Capernwray Hall.

The Preston-based construction company was brought in last May to demolish an old building and to erect a new two-storey conference centre with accommodation on the same site in Carnforth.

The modern 1,450 sqm building, which was designed to be in keeping with Capernwray Hall’s original architecture, includes a new conference hall as well as fourteen en-suite bedrooms for conference attendees and students.

The nineteenth century mansion is currently used as a Christian centre for conferences, biblical education and holidays and welcomes more than 2,000 guests during the summer months, Christmas and Easter as well as playing host to 180 international students each winter and spring.

Construction director Michael Conlon said: “This new building ticks all the boxes, providing modern, spacious accommodation for overnight conference guests and students while still blending in with the existing traditional features of the hall. It will be of huge benefit to those attending programmes at Capernwray for many years to come.

Phil Burt, business director at Capernwray Hall, added: “We’re delighted that this new facility is now complete and ready for use. The new accommodation was much needed and long-awaited, and Conlon along with Lakes architect Chris Rushton have met our brief perfectly.

“This modern building is a wonderful facility, much better suited to our needs, and we are already receiving very positive feedback about it from supporters and visitors.”

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