May 3, 2012 - News
Conlon Construction has begun work at Lancashire’s Capernwray Hall to rebuild its conference facilities.
The Bamber-Bridge based construction company has started the demolition of the existing building in Carnforth, Lancashire, to start work on the new £1.9 million project on the same plot.
Conlon will build a modern, two-storey building designed in keeping with Capernwray Hall’s traditional design. The facilities will include a new conference hall as well as fourteen en-suite bedrooms for conference attendees and students.
The nineteenth century mansion is currently used as a Christian holiday and conference centre, with more than 1,500 guests during the summer months and 180 international students staying each winter.
Michael Conlon, construction director at Conlon Construction said:
We are delighted to have been appointed to build this substantial project at Capernwray Hall. The mansion is set in beautiful grounds and we are looking forward to creating new facilities that will benefit the guests of Capernwray for many years to come.
Mark Thomas, Director at Capernwray Hall added:
We are thrilled that this project has now reached the building stage and is underway and we express our thanks to everyone who generously gave their support and made funds available. We have every confidence that Conlon will ensure the new facility fits within the traditional design of Capernwray Hall itself and its surroundings. When the new hall opens next year it will provide a much-needed modern building suited for our programmes”
The 1,450 sq m building is expected to be completed in February 2013.