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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

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Firm’s local business promise for Albion Square

LOCAL firms have heard first hand that Whitehaven’s £18 million Albion Square development will yield more business for them – and jobs.

They were told about the opportunities at a meet-the-buyer event on Tuesday by Morgan Sindall, the major UK construction company which has won the contract to build the four-storey office block to be occupied by around one thousand Sellafield staff.

Morgan Sindall’s area director Chris Brown says: “We are aiming to work with around 20 sub-contractors from Whitehaven and the surrounding area during the lifetime of the project.

“We’re also hoping to recruit a number of apprentices so this is a great opportunity for those in the town wanting to break into the construction industry.”

At the meet-the-buyer event held in The Beacon on the harbourside, Mr Brown gave a presentation to potential suppliers discussing plans and opportunities in a wide range of work areas.

Morgan Sindall has been awarded the main contract by The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority which will lead delivery of a project aimed at breathing new life into Whitehaven town centre and boosting the area’s economy generally.

Copeland Council leader Elaine Woodburn says: “We know Albion Square will improve the viability and vitality of Whitehaven as well as being a catalyst for future Copeland regeneration.”

Have your say

I am all for the development of the town but take a back step for a moment, we have been told of various projects happening around the region,mainly around the nuclear industry,what happened to the 600 being made redundant in the mox plant,what happened to the 27,000 jobs that will be created through 3 nuclear projects,the new depositary,2 new plants (now 1),and various other jobs relating to offices in the town etc,this is a new group again stating how many jobs will be created, just take a breath and look at what they have been saying for the last 5yrs NOTHING HAS BEEN CREATED,NO JOBS CREATED,NO REDEVELOPMENT.It is all spin and propaganda,show me the proof not the bumpf.

Posted by James O on 15 January 2013 at 12:52

Will Ms Woodburn be instructing the employers of the Albion Square staff to give them an hour extra break to shop in the second hand shops?

Posted by Crikey on 14 January 2013 at 17:20

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