Property briefs: Nobles Construction; Crystal Property; CPUK

LIVERPOOL-based Nobles Construction has an order book of £8m which it said suggested the sector is recovering after a long recession.

Director Peter Linford said: “We’ve got almost £10m of confirmed orders and a very healthy pipeline, but it’s not about chasing the turnover. We’re focused on doing the right job for the right client and on pricing jobs carefully. Tender prices remain competitive but the work’s out there.”

The business, which is focusing on the social housing sector, has a turnover of around £20m.

Its pipeline includes three apartment blocks and 27 houses in Macclesfield for the Cheshire Peaks and Plains Housing Trust, eight houses and 24 flats in Somerset for the Yarlington Housing Association, and a two-storey extension to the Eric Moore Health Centre in Warrington.

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CRYSTAL Property, the sister company to Manchester landlord Hurstwood, has paid £2m for an office building near Northwich, Cheshire.

It has bought the 37,000 sq ft Chelford House from the accident management firm Helphire Group.

Tenants at Chelford include Talk Talk and Residential Management Group.

Knight Frank and Fifield Glynn advised Helphire while KYT Property acted for Crystal.

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SKELMERSDALE-based builder Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has won its first contract in Scotland.
 
It has been appointed by Peel Holdings to work on a redevelopment of its Straiton Retail Park in Edinburgh.
 
The contract is the latest in a string of retail contract appointments for CPUK which has seen its order book for the next 12 months grow to more than £25m.

Managing director Steve Burke said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to our first project in Scotland. It marks yet another stage in our plans to expand our horizons geographically and take on projects across the UK.
 
“We are also very pleased to once again be working with Peel Holdings on another of its developments. We have a great working relationship with Peel built up over several years of delivery. It is through our excellent client relationships and our strong track record of delivery we are seeing a high level of repeat and negotiated business in all sectors.”