CPUK lands £1.7m Whitebirk contract

Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has been appointed by property giant Peel Holdings to deliver a major redevelopment of Whitebirk Retail Park near Blackburn.

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The £1.7m contract to construct 10,000 sq ft of new retail space at the out-of-town shopping centre is the latest in a number of major retail developments CPUK has secured in recent months.

As well as additional shopping space, CPUK will also build a new access road and create car parking and landscaping. The work is scheduled for completion in September this year.

It is the latest in a number of projects Skelmersdale-Lancashire based CPUK has carried out for Peel Holdings, including work at its Media City in Salford.

And it is part of more than £20m of contracts CPUK has secured to work on during the next 12 months – the award-winning company's strongest order book for four years.

Steve Burke, CPUK managing director, said: “We are delighted to be once again working for Peel Holdings on another of its development projects in the North West. We have just completed a contract to create retail units for the group at Media City, delivering on time and to budget.

“Through our excellent client relationships and our strong track record of delivery we are seeing a high level of repeat and negotiated business in all sectors.”

He added: “The Whitebirk Retail Park contract is one of a number of good-sized retail projects we have been appointed to in recent months, which is encouraging both for ourselves and the economy in general. There does seem to be good news developing in the retail park sector, with the refurbishment and extension of a number of existing sites across the North West. We are working hard with developers to keep costs down and provide real value for money through our construction methods and programme times.” CPUK is also currently working on two major retail development projects in Cumbria worth more than £6.5m.