Thompsons Awarded Key Durham Regeneration Demolition Contract

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Thompsons of Prudhoe are proud to confirm their appointment as the contractors trusted to carry out demolition work on the Milburngate House site. This demolition contract is considered to be one of the most crucial aspects of the currently underway Durham Regeneration project.

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Demolition work is anticipated to take twelve months to complete, with the programme and process clearly set out. The work, which supports some 70 local jobs, is to be carried out in partnership with Carillion Construction Ltd. Carillion are one of the key members of the consortium behind the Durham Regeneration project. They, along with the other principal members of the consortium, have a longstanding commitment to the regeneration work underway in the region.

Milburngate House is better known locally as “the old Passport Office building”. The building has delivered many years of important and useful service. By modern standards, however, the structure is viewed as too costly and energy inefficient to make practical use of.

A two stage demolition process has been agreed upon. Thompsons will oversee the internal stripping of the building, followed by the external demolition work. Most, if not all, of the 250 workforce at the company will be involved. All relevant skills and experience will be called on in order to ensure success.

Speaking on behalf of Thompsons, Director Helen Hillary highlighted how proud they are to be involved in such a prestigious project, with the whole team delighted to be part of the ambitious Durham Regeneration project. Whilst Thompsons of Prudhoe are trusted and called upon to deliver expert services nationwide, they understandably take with pride any opportunity possible to work in a way that supports their native North East.