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‘Resilient’ Eric Wright braces for Covid challenges 

Dan Whelan

The Preston-based contractor said its “strong financial position” would help it adjust to market changes caused by the pandemic, after it reported a 23% drop in pre-tax profit for the year ended 31 December 2019. 

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Morecambe academy music centre completes

Sarah Townsend

Main contractor Collinson Construction has finished building a 9,500 sq ft modular arts and music centre for Morecambe Bay Academy.

Sandygate Halls OpenDay 12/9/20 ©Andy Ford

Burnley Barnfield delivers UCLan accommodation

The joint venture between Burnley Council and Barnfield Investment Properties has completed a 136-bed student accommodation scheme for occupation by the University of Central Lancashire.

Site Development

JV kicks off Mill Bank with access road

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Neil Tague

Barnfield Blackburn, a joint venture between Barnfield Developments and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, has started work on an access road at its Mill Bank Business Park site off the M65.

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Robertson scoops £11m Preston research centre job

Sarah Townsend

The firm has been appointed as the main contractor to build the University of Sheffield’s advanced manufacturing research centre, part of the wider Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Cluster.

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Anwyl on site in Barton after Covid hold-up

Dan Whelan

The Lancashire branch of the Flintshire-based housebuilder has started building its 72-home scheme off Garstang Road north of Preston and work is due to complete by 2023. 

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Problem jobs sealed CPUK’s fate, administrator says

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Dan Whelan

The Skelmersdale-based contractor fell into administration owing £11m to creditors because of the impact of Covid-19 and a string of "problem jobs", most notably Primesite Developments’ £40m The Rise scheme, which left CPUK with £3m of debt.