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Cumbrian property firm secures Barrow newbuild

Cumbria estate agents Corrie and Co have been given exclusivity on the new Woodlands development in Barrow.

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Talented brickwork students craft complex arch

Two talented Furness College construction students have created an intricate arch of crafted brickwork after being challenged by their tutors.

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Luxury resort’s floating marina ‘the first of its kind’

More than 175 tonnes of floating concrete and more than 500 metres of galvanised chain have formed the platform for a new marina in the Lake District.

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Up to 10,000 new homes as go ahead given for ‘garden village’ near Carlisle

As many as 10,000 homes could be built to the south of Carlisle, after the Government gave the go ahead for a 'garden village'.

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Furness College’s bid to fill the skills gap in Cumbria

Students have been learning the tricks of the trade as part of a new initiative at Furness College.

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New student housing development for Ambleside

New student houses have been built at the University of Cumbria’s campus in Ambleside in time for students arriving in October.


Furness College apprentices triumph in skills contest

Construction apprentices from Furness College swept the board in a North West skills contest.


Construction apprenticeship scholarships launched

A new apprenticeship scholarship will give two construction firms in Cumbria the chance to benefit from the placement of an apprentice for 12 months.

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Premier Inn to create new jobs in West Cumbria

A new 80-bedroom Premier Inn at Cockermouth will create 50 jobs directly and another 25 in the supply chain.

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Plans to create 33,000 new homes in Cumbria backed

A vision to create 33,000 new homes in Cumbria has been backed by councillors.

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Cumbrian construction tycoon joins the Rich List

Cumbrian construction tycoon Fred Story has joined the Sunday Times Rich List.

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Sneak preview inside £4m engineering and technology centre in Barrow

This is the first glimpse of a state-of-the-art engineering and technological training facility taking shape on the campus of Furness College.

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Story Homes’ new development in Kendal given green light

Story Homes has secured planning permission from South Lakeland District Council for a 71 home development in Kendal.

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Cumbrian chief exec reveals huge turnover and future plans

The chief executive of one of Cumbria's biggest firms has revealed its huge turnover but says it just scratches the surface of its future plans.

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Barrow shipyard awards £90m contract for ‘mini DDH’

BAE Systems has awarded the contract to Morgan Sindall plc for the development of one of the UK’s largest industrial facilities.

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£5m Ulverston Premier Inn plan to create up to 30 jobs

Plans were unveiled yesterday for a new Premier Inn hotel in a project worth approximately £5m that will also bring extra jobs to the area.

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Multi-million pound project could link towns across Morecambe Bay

AN ambitious project to build tidal barrage crossings over Morecambe Bay and the Duddon Estuary is gathering momentum.

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House building contributes millions to South Cumbria economy

THOUSANDS of jobs and and millions of pounds in revenue were created due to the housing industry in Cumbria last year, a report says.

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45 new homes and 19 apartments planned for historic Ulverston site

PROPERTY development firm revise plans to build new Ulverston homes.

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Hotels going up in Barrow with major investment on its way

Another two hotels could open in south Cumbria with major economic investment in the area bringing a boom in jobs.

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Furness College celebrates after being named the Best in the UK

Accolade given after staff enter students into regional SkillBuild competition