April 23, 2019
Tuesday 23rd April 2019 saw the first ground broken for the new premises at Lloyd Ltd Bishop Auckland. After some delays due to bad weather and planning amendments, the work on the impressive new buildings can now start in earnest and is scheduled to take 47 weeks with completion planned for March 2020.
Contractors Arrowbuild & Civil Engineering Ltd from Stockton-on-Tees were chosen to do the build and are excited by the work ahead. Managing Director Owen Hutchinson commented: “It’s great to get the project underway, particularly now the weather seems to be improving, which always makes the job easier. This is an extensive project and the final building will look impressive so we are proud to be part of this development.”
Lloyd Ltd Bishop Auckland Dealer Principal Alistair Whitby added: “Lloyd Ltd moved into the current building in 2000, but it has dated quickly and the business has outgrown it as we have continued to expand our franchises and staff. Now is the perfect time to be making this significant investment in the new premises and the fact that we can continue in the current building while the work goes on means we can carry on without disruption until we are ready to move into the completed building. These are exciting times for our branch and we are all looking forward to watching the work progress.”
Pictured: Lloyd Ltd Bishop Auckland Dealer Principal Alistair Whitby (left) with Arrowbuild's Managing Director Owen Hutchinson breaking ground.