CPUK secures £3m Edinburgh contract

Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) is continuing its expansion programme into other parts of the UK with its first contract north of the border.

CPUK Steve BurkeThe West Lancashire company been appointed by property giant Peel Holdings to work on a major redevelopment of its Straiton Retail Park in Edinburgh.

The contract is the latest in a string of retail contract appointments for CPUK which has seen its order book for the next 12 months grow to more than £25m.

It follows recent retail park development and refurbishment work CPUK has carried out on two contracts in Cumbria as it looks to expand outside its traditional Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire heartland.

CPUK has delivered a number of successful projects for property giant Peel, including refurbishment work at its Whitebirk Retail Park near Blackburn. It has also carried out work for Peel at its MediaCityUK development in Salford.

The company will work to refurbish existing units at Straiton and build a new store which will be occupied by a major national furniture retailer. Work is about to start and the project is scheduled to take 35 weeks to complete.

Managing director Steve Burke said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to our first project in Scotland. It marks yet another stage in our plans to expand our horizons geographically and take on projects across the UK.

“We are also very pleased to once again be working with Peel Holdings on another of its developments. We have a great working relationship with Peel built up over several years of delivery.

“It is 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 contract is one of a number of good-sized retail projects we have been appointed to in recent months; we have just completed two retail park refurbishments in Cumbria worth more than £6.5m. “And, as with all our contracts, we work hard with developers to keep costs down and to provide real value for money. It is an approach that is paying off as we continue to pick up work in all sectors and in a growing number of regions of the UK.”