Preferred A66 Route

Highways England finesses £1bn A66 plan

Neil Tague

The roads authority has issued an update as it seeks to finalise land deals and route options ahead of the next round of consultation on the Northern Trans-Pennine project.

The Swan Hotel And Spa

Medlock starts Swan Hotel refurb 

Dan Whelan

The Oldham-based contractor has been appointed to refurbish the 17th century building on the banks of the River Leven in Newby Bridge, extending the hotel and upgrading its spa facilities. 

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GALLERY | Replacement Pooley Bridge completes

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Sarah Townsend

The £5m bridge to replace the 250-year old stone crossing that washed away during Storm Desmond in 2015 has opened to the public, finally reconnecting the local community to the surrounding area.

Sellafield Aerial

Sellafield readies £250m construction contract

Dan Whelan

The firm that operates the Cumbria nuclear facility is preparing a framework to appoint a single contractor to carry out building and maintenance work at its 1,200-acre site. 

Cumbrian Homes Carleton Manor Park

Cumbrian Homes winds up after 49 years

Dan Whelan

The Penrith-based housebuilder closed its doors on Friday leaving 17 staff redundant after a proposed takeover of the firm fell through due to the impact of Covid-19. 

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Genesis to progress 81 homes at Stainburn

Sarah Townsend

Allerdale Council has approved the housebuilder’s plans to build a mix of houses and bungalows on the north-eastern edge of the Cumbrian town.

Poole Bridge

Work restarts on £5m Pooley Bridge

Dan Whelan

Preston-based contractor Eric Wright Group has restarted work to build a replacement bridge across the River Eamont in Cumbria, following a month-long break due to the pandemic. 

Langdale Chase Boathouse

Langdale Chase to undergo major refurbishment

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Dan Whelan

The Daniel Thwaites-owned hotel, which overlooks Lake Windermere on a six-acre site, will close in April ahead of an extensive refurbishment which will cost between £6m and £15m and could take up to 18 months.