Platt to head new LSH Cumbria office

Lambert Smith Hampton’s new Kendal office is to be led by director Richard Platt, head of LSH North’s public sector real estate advisory service.

WYG buys specialist Cumbria firms

Project management and technical consultancy WYG has acquired Carlisle-based North Associates and its subsidiary Taylor & Hardy for a maximum of £5m to be paid over the next three years.

Scaffolding firm fined over fall

A Carlisle scaffolding firm has been fined £15,000 after an employee was seriously injured when he fell more than six metres through a roof light.

Oakmere scheme gains approval on appeal

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Steven Abbott Associates has secured outline planning permission for a development of 148 dwellings on behalf of Oakmere Homes following a three-day appeal inquiry.

Johnson Controls convicted after worker lost leg

The US-owned industrial services giant has been fined £65,000 and ordered to pay £8,162 in prosecution costs after one of its employees lost a leg when he was run over by a cherry picker at a nuclear site in Cumbria.

£10k fine for demolishing factory with asbestos inside

A Preston demolition firm has been sentenced after knocking down a building in the Lake District containing hundreds of asbestos ceiling tiles, putting the lives of workers and local residents at risk.

Forestry firm fined £15k over worker’s death

A countryside management firm has been sentenced over the death of a father-of-four who was working on Waterfront business park in Barrow-in-Furness when he was struck by a piece of metal that flew off a strimmer at high speed.