A Blackpool building and development firm has been awarded a £3.85m contract to refurbish 565 student bedrooms.
Create Construction will be carrying out the work at Liberty Living’s Prospect Point site, which is in the heart of Liverpool city centre.
The fast-track, 10-week project includes the provision of new electrical appliances and lighting, new decoration, floor finishes, ceiling finishes and the installation of new contemporary kitchens.
Create, which has seen growth from a turnover of £12m in 2011 to a projected £30m for 2015, is also behind the plans for a 131-bedroom hotel at Wimbourne Place Blackpool, on the site of the now disused Palm Beach and Bourne Hotels.
Paul Mathison, Create’s Managing Director, said, ‘We are delighted to be working again for Liberty Living this year. Our detailed knowledge of the student accommodation sector allows us to offer a bespoke and expert service and gives Liberty the knowledge that we will deliver a first class product, on time and ready for the important September student intake.”
Liberty Living manages student accommodation for its 100 per cent investor, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
Mike Nelson, Director of Property Services for Liberty Living, said: “Create has a proven track record working within the student accommodation sector and their open and proactive approach will help us to deliver a high quality product, within programme.”
Create Construction, provides a specialist construction service to a UK wide client base.
It works primarily in the Student Accommodation, Education and Hotel Sectors and clients include, Lancaster University, Royal Northern College of Music, Liberty Living Plc and British Land Plc.
In April 2010, Create was identified as one of only 2,000 companies across the region that could achieve in excess of 20 per cent growth per annum and was subsequently accepted on to the North West Development Agency High Growth Programme.
In the two years since acceptance on to the programme, Create has achieved growth in excess of 300 per cent and they continue their strategic and sustainable growth.