CPUK secures £23m Liverpool construction contract

Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has secured a contract worth £23m to work on a new mixed-use development in Liverpool. It is the highest-value single contract in the Skelmersdale building firm's history.

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CPUK has been tasked with transformed a derelict site in Low Hill into 146 student flats and 286 private apartments.

The £23.4 million contract consists of the construction of a new seven storey mixed use development combining student accommodation, studios and clusters, residential studios and key worker apartments.

The ground floor will provide an undercroft car park with communal services including a gymnasium, cinema, games room and laundry.

The first phase of the development, which comprises the student accommodation, is due to be completed this Autumn.

The order from Liverpool-based developer Primesite, see CPUK's order book for 2019 stand at £98m across a dozen major projects.

Steve Burke, managing director of CPUK, said: “To have secured the largest contract in our 18 year history is something special. Liverpool is a city of opportunity right now and as a local business we are proud to be a part of its exciting future.

“There are more than a dozen major schemes in the development pipeline worth more than £14 billion including a new police headquarters, a cruise liner terminal and a hotel in the Liverpool Echo newspaper building, plus major residential works like The Rise. “This contract represented a quick negotiation with the client to get on site as soon as possible and this is a vindication of the hard work all the team at CPUK has put in over the years."