The Rise Primesite

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. 

Leyland Leisure Centre

South Ribble pledges to clean slate after damning report

Sarah Townsend

Leader Paul Foster admitted “significant failings” in the council governance in recent years, including a flawed costing and tender process for Leyland’s £24m leisure centre, and promised to “put things right”.

Birchwood Park Cheshire Science Corridor

‘Shovel-ready’ projects line up for Govt funding

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Sarah Townsend

Several towns and cities plan to tap into the Government’s latest offer of funding to progress property and infrastructure schemes, with council-led partnerships in Blackpool, Wyre, Cheshire and Warrington among those readying bids.

Blackpool Central Masterplan

Blackpool vies for share of £3.6bn govt towns pot

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Sarah Townsend

The council is building a strategy for how it would invest up to £25m from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Towns Fund intended to ‘level up’ the regions, and is seeking input from businesses and residents.

Lytham St Annes Booths

St Annes’ Booths store sold for £9.1m

Dan Whelan

The 38,000 sq ft food store on Main Drive in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, has been sold out of receivership from a company owned by Marcus Worthington Group, whose construction and property arms went into administration last year. 

Co Op Blackpool

Blackpool buy boosts Breck’s portfolio

Dan Whelan

The investment firm aims to grow its portfolio to £25m in the next five years, after exceeding £13m with the acquisition of a Co-op supermarket on Warley Road, its director said.