CPUK order book to reach £100m

Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has begun the year with £100m in confirmed contracts, a record high for the Skelmersdale firm.

Steve Burke CPUK

The building firm has £98m in play across 12 live projects in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and the Midlands.

They range in value from £1.9m to £25m and eight of them are repeat, negotiated business from previous clients.

Three further jobs are about to begin on site taking the order book past the £100m for the first time in the company's 18 year history.

The workload is across all sectors with a heavy emphasis on the residential sector reflecting the need for thousands of new homes across the North West. It includes family homes in the Ribble Valley, satellite towns in Greater Manchester and major apartment schemes in city centres such as Salford, Liverpool and Chester.

Steve Burke, managing director of CPUK, said: “We target projects we are interested in and we will only commit to a project if we believe we can successfully deliver the scheme whilst enhancing our reputation and maintaining profitability.

“The great news is that more than 80 per cent of our current workload is negotiated and most of the projects in our order book are repeat business from long-standing clients, which has been a long term goal for this company. “As the company has grown, we are being invited into larger schemes and are finding that many of our customers are attracted to companies of our size rather than the Tier 1 contractors."