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BUILDING WORK WELL UNDERWAY ON NEW LIDL SUPERMARKET IN MANSFIELD

Construction on a new 23,000 sq ft Mansfield-based Lidl store is on track to complete later this autumn, according to leading property and investment group Strawsons Property. Leeds-based contractor Castlehouse Construction has been appointed to the Leeming Lane development site which is prominently positioned on the main arterial route to

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Castlehouse Construction Sponsors Local Junior Football Club

Castlehouse Construction, the Leeds-based construction company has begun sponsoring a local junior football club. The construction company will be sponsoring Gomersal and Cleckheaton Football Club. Castlehouse has awarded this sponsorship as a part of their community engagement programme, which looks to improve the company’s connections with local areas and communities.

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Castlehouse Construction Completes Harrogate Industrial Units

Leeds based firm Castlehouse Construction has completed the construction of two pre-let industrial units totalling 12,000 sq ft on Claro Way in Harrogate for the Trustees of the Green Regeneration Ltd Pension Fund. Husband and wife team Ken and Betty Raw own the fund and the building was handled by

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

Castlehouse Construction

Leeds and Manchester based contractor secures £20M+ orders at start of financial year

Leeds and Manchester-based contractor Castlehouse Construction has kicked off its new financial year with a £20M+ order book.  The company successfully completed a £20M project pipeline in 2020, despite the challenging backdrop of the pandemic and has already secured the same value of projects for the year ahead in a mix of sectors across Yorkshire, the North West and North East. Since opening its Manchester office in 2019 to service its growing North West client base, the company has continued its recruitment drive and now boasts a team of 33 across its Northern offices with a raft of projects secured spanning healthcare, hospital trust contracts, retail, industrial, offices and residential schemes. Castlehouse recently delivered circa 50,000 sq ft of Grade A office space into the Leeds pipeline at the iconic One Embankment in the city centre following a £3.2M refurbishment programme.  The company’s retail portfolio also continues to gain ground with its Pets @ Home £1.1M new build in Cheshire and a programme of Lidl new builds across Yorkshire, the North East and the North West as part of the company’s partnership framework with the retailer.  The contractor also delivered the retail element of the £17M Treadmills regeneration development at the former Grade II listed prison building in Northallerton, which was driven by the Central Northallerton Development Company, a JV between Hambleton District Council and leading Yorkshire developer the Wykeland Group. Global ice cream brand Froneri also chose Castlehouse to deliver its Lancashire warehouse extension and charity Horticap commissioned Castlehouse to build its new two storey café and shop in Harrogate.  The contractor has also successfully completed the acclaimed residential scheme at Southfield & Westfield House in Harrogate, transforming former office buildings into 20 luxury apartments with unrivalled views over The Stray. Castlehouse is one of the North’s fastest growing construction firms and works within all sectors of the market, including industrial, commercial, healthcare, education and residential on a design and build and traditional basis. The £20M order pipeline sees the firm’s projected turnover for 2021/22 at £25M+, demonstrating its resilience and growth since its £195,000 turnover back in 2011/12.  The company was formed in 2009 by directors Richard Lumley and Frank Kofler who combined their extensive experience and expertise of working for and founding major companies in the Yorkshire region for more than 40 years. Richard Lumley, Chairman of Castlehouse Construction commented: “To secure £20M worth of orders as we start our new financial year, equal to that for the whole of 2020/21, is testament to the hard work and drive of the entire team in what has been testing times due to the pandemic. We are incredibly proud to be in this position and continue to benefit from the robust relationships we have built with our growing client base across the North of England.”

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Castlehouse Construction Completes Phase 1 of Treadmills regeneration project in Northallerton

Leeds-based contractor Castlehouse Construction has completed Phase 1 of the Treadmills regeneration development at the former Northallerton Prison site.   The company has handed over three retail units, one of which will be occupied by supermarket group Lidl – the retail anchor for the £17m scheme. The second unit will be occupied by frozen food specialist Iceland and the third 1,300 sq ft unit is available for occupation.   A car park on the south side of the site has also been delivered. Driven forward by the Central Northallerton Development Company Ltd (CNDCL), a joint venture between Hambleton District Council and leading Yorkshire developer Wykeland Group, the scheme will cement a new future for the old Grade II listed prison buildings by transforming the major landmark into an exciting, new mixed-use destination incorporating retail, leisure and office space. Despite a challenging climate with the pandemic, Castlehouse carried out all construction work on site with extensive and stringent safety measures in place, complying fully with Government and construction industry guidelines introduced in response to Covid-19. Castlehouse is currently on site fitting out the Lidl store, closely followed by Iceland, with both stores earmarked to open their doors to the public this autumn. The northern part of the site, including five Grade II listed Victorian former prison blocks, forms part of the second phase of the development which is well underway by a local contractor and involves external restoration and extensive internal redevelopment of four of the five buildings.  The final building, the tenement block, will be converted at a later stage.    The former main cell block and the female wing will house the 7,000 sq ft Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) Northallerton, a new community of tech specialists, building on the Hull-based C4DI digital hub’s success. Richard Lumley, Chairman of Castlehouse Construction said: “We are delighted to hand over Phase 1 of this exciting regeneration development in spite of a challenging backdrop.   We are extremely proud of the team who worked diligently to deliver a key part of the scheme, providing the Hambleton and wider community with some great retail names as part of the development’s strategic vision.” Leader of Hambleton District Council, Councillor Mark Robson said: “This handover marks the first step in Hambleton’s ambitious plans to regenerate the former prison site – having Lidl and Iceland opening up before Christmas will be a huge economic boost for Northallerton’s High Street and contribute to our vision to make our market town’s vibrant. “In 2021 we will see C4Di open in one of the listed buildings on the site and that will bring in businesses to the town.  It is a very exciting time for Northallerton and Hambleton district.” Jonathan Stubbs, Wykeland Development Director and a CNDCL Board member, said: “The completion of construction on phase one of Treadmills is a major milestone in the delivery of this exciting regeneration project and we’re now looking forward to the opening of the Lidl and Iceland stores. “This is one of many developments we are moving forward across the region to deliver new investment and jobs that are vital to the post-Covid economic recovery.”

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BUILDING WORK WELL UNDERWAY ON NEW LIDL SUPERMARKET IN MANSFIELD

Construction on a new 23,000 sq ft Mansfield-based Lidl store is on track to complete later this autumn, according to leading property and investment group Strawsons Property. Leeds-based contractor Castlehouse Construction has been appointed to the Leeming Lane development site which is prominently positioned on the main arterial route to the North of Mansfield with easy access to the A60. The arrival of Lidl will further complement the wider commercial and retail offering in the area which includes the likes of Greggs and Screwfix at Old Mill Lane. Boasting over 100 car parking spaces, the new store will bring a significant number of jobs to the area and construction is anticipated to complete in September. Part of a long-term relationship with the retailer, this will be the 23rd store constructed by Castlehouse Construction on behalf of Lidl.  Phil Dewell, Construction Director, Castlehouse Construction commented: “We are delighted to work with Strawsons Property to build our 23rd Lidl supermarket which will complement the wider commercial and retail offering in the area and forms part of the supermarket brand’s strategic growth plans.”  Adam Jones of Strawsons Property commented: “We’re delighted that construction work on the new Mansfield Lidl which forms part of our Old Mill Lane estate is heading towards completion and that we are one step closer to delivering what will be an incredible asset to the local community. “Old Mill Lane continues to grow from strength to strength and we are proud to turn one of the last disused plots of land back into a use that will create a significant amount of jobs and an improved retail offering in the town.” Strawsons Property is a private property development and investment group with more than 50 years’ experience. The company focuses on developments and schemes that meet local needs and aspirations – spanning office, residential, industrial and mixed-use sectors.

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Castlehouse Construction Sponsors Local Junior Football Club

Castlehouse Construction, the Leeds-based construction company has begun sponsoring a local junior football club. The construction company will be sponsoring Gomersal and Cleckheaton Football Club. Castlehouse has awarded this sponsorship as a part of their community engagement programme, which looks to improve the company’s connections with local areas and communities. Castlehouse Construction operates in a wide range of sectors such as industrial, commercial, healthcare, education and residential. The company works on a traditional design and build basis and has managed to develop an increasingly diverse portfolio following a number of expanding partnerships that have been formed with major retailers. It is inspiring to see companies give back to the communities that they are operating within. Gomersal and Cleckheaton FC is affiliated with West Riding FA and has been established for more than 4 decades. The club works to support a range of both boys and girls’ teams for a variety of ages. With something on offer for under sixes to under 18s the Club focuses on providing facilities for their teams as well as promoting opportunities for the entire community to get involved in football. Castlehouse Construction has expressed their delight at being able to support Gomersal and Cleckheaton FC as well as showing their support for football at grassroots level. It is hoped that the sponsorship offered by the Leeds based construction company can improve the facilities used by the club as well as improve their ties to the community and help the young players achieve their football dreams. Gomersal and Cleckheaton is known for being one of the oldest established junior football clubs in the area. The Club allows children for all backgrounds the opportunity to play and enjoy football. The support from Castlehouse will allow the club to invest in new football kits and equipment to be used by the children.

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Castlehouse Construction Completes Harrogate Industrial Units

Leeds based firm Castlehouse Construction has completed the construction of two pre-let industrial units totalling 12,000 sq ft on Claro Way in Harrogate for the Trustees of the Green Regeneration Ltd Pension Fund. Husband and wife team Ken and Betty Raw own the fund and the building was handled by Denton Pension Management Ltd. Harrogate Autos have pre-let the units and will occuply an 8,000 sq ft unit, while Edmundson Electrical Ltd will lease the 4,000 sq ft unit. Yorkshire building and joinery firm, G K Raw & Co Ltds originally traded on the site. G K Raw & Co Ltd was owned and run by Ken and Betty Raw for 36 years before it was acquired in 2009 after a management buyout. Denton Pension Management Ltd awarded the £800,000 contract to Castlehouse Construction, while 2H Architects was the project architect. The two units have now been handed over. Richard Lumley, Director of Castlehouse Construction, said; “We are pleased to have successfully completed this industrial development for the client, Ken and Betty Raw. The pre-let deals demonstrate the appeal of units of this size in Harrogate.” Ken and Betty Raw commented; “We are very pleased with the work undertaken by Castlehouse to deliver this successful scheme.” Last month, Castlehouse completed the makeover of a Lidl supermarket store in Northwich. The project began in February and saw the Chester Way store upgraded with a 2,066 sq ft non-sales extension which will incorporate a shop entrance and a new bakery. Externally, the upgrades included the introduction of floor-to-ceiling shopfront glazing, recladding of the site’s elevations and the installation of replacement windows and doors. Castlehouse also delivered layout changes to the store’s car park to enhance the customer parking experience and add a trolley bay. The works form part of an investment programme that will see the supermarket chain modernising its UK-wide portfolio.

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