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Conder goes to Cumbria

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More than 2,000t of structural steelwork has been supplied by Conder Structures for a major redevelopment in Workington town centre.

The new £45M scheme in the Cumbrian town is known as Washington Square, and main contractor Thomas Armstrong Construction has built the project on the site of a former car park and supermarket.

It is arranged in four zones around a piazza-style town centre, and the centrepiece of the project is a steel-framed three-storey 8,450m² Debenhams store.

Gordon Ridley, Managing Director of Conder said the company had supplied mainly beam and stick steelwork for the retail parts of the project.

“Our steelwork has reconfigured the former town centre into 25,000m² of good quality shopping in 50 units,” Mr Ridley said.

Town centre parking will be increased by 50% with a Conder designed and erected steel-framed three-level car park.

Conder said the freestanding steel car park was erected in a 17-week programme.

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