Firm to start on project

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LOCAL builder Construction Partnership UK is to start work on a £6.7m housing project – five years after it was originally appointed to build homes on the site.

The original plan to create homes on the Lumb Mill development in the village of Delph, near Saddleworth Moor, became a victim of the recession.

Now a new developer has come forward with its plans for the site and has appointed Skelmersdale-based CPUK to build its housing scheme.

The contract is the latest sealed by the firm in all sectors over recent months as its order book continues to grow.

The company now has more than £25m of work confirmed for the next 12 months and is seeing activity return to pre-recession levels.

Three60 Property Investors – a commercial subsidiary of Merseyside and Cheshire based Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group – is behind the plan to create 46 stylish homes at Lumb Mill.

CPUK boss Steve Burke said: “It’s another strong indication of how things are moving in all sectors of construction in the region.

“It feels a lot more like normal business is being resumed. Developers have taken a deep breath and decided to move forward, there is recognition that we have to get on with things.”