Local construction company lands contract to help build new hotel in Barrow

Barrow based construction company, Harry Barker Properties Ltd (HBP) have netted a contract to undertake groundworks on the site of the former police station. 

The police station which was built in 1958, has now been fully demolished to make way for a new 127 bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel. 

Work has been ongoing for the past few months and progress is well underway. 

The construction is scheduled to be completed in November 2019.

HBP are also heavily involved with the construction of the new £12 million super surgery based on the former Alfred Barrow School site. Once completed a number of organisations will be working together from one central base.

This will include:
  • 3 GP practices will operate from the site. They will move from Abbey Road Surgery, Atkinson Health Centre and Risedale Surgery.
  • A response base for North West Ambulance Service
  • Cumbria CCG
  • Community Services (e.g. Community and specialist nursing, mental health, physiotherapy, podiatry, diabetes, retinal screening)
  • Integrated Children’s Services
  • A pharmacy
  • Occupational Health services for BAE Systems
  • An information point for Third Sector organisations

The centre is being developed by eLIFT Cumbria, a public private partnership formed under the Department of Health’s Express LIFT initiative.

Providing more services in the community is a vital part of the Better Care Together strategy, with organisations integrating to provide more services closer to home.

The centre is expected to bring 5,000 meters of modern ‘fit for purpose’ buildings into the community, replacing old, inefficient facilities.


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