Crossfield Construction has been appointed to carry-out the £3.1m transformation of Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre on behalf of Sefton Council, a project led by a local team from Crosby and the surrounding area.
Building work is now underway and will see Crossfield extend and remodel the centre, located at the entrance of Crosby Coastal Park. Work will include the creation of new hospitality and event facilities, new reception areas, sleeping accommodation and upgrades to the mechanical and electrical services.#
The appointment is significant to the business, with one of its founding directors, David Cain, and many of the team hailing from Crosby and the surrounding area.
Mike Macaulay, Director of Crossfield Construction, commented: “It means a great deal to the team at Crossfield Construction to have been successful in tendering this amazing project, which is flagship for many reasons. First and foremost it will truly revive the Coastal Park and the wider area, but with many of our team having grown up in Crosby this project is very close to our hearts. We have an expert team in place whose experience will ensure that we deliver a high quality development for the area.”
Throughout the project, Crossfield Construction has committed to delivering a major social value programme to ensure its work in Crosby positively impacts local people.
Lucy O’Connor, Director at Crossfield Group, added: “As with all of our projects, we place a firm commitment on going above and beyond as building contractors to ensure that we positively impact the local area in which we’re working, both socially and economically. With so many of us at Crossfield living locally to the project, we’re particularly excited to be able to bring our trademark commitment to social value to the town, which we hope will continue to develop for many years past the life of the project.”
Commitments to invest in the community include a variety of employment and training initiatives to support young people. These include apprenticeship weeks, work placement days, site visits, careers talks and the creation of new employment for unemployed local people.
In addition, Crossfield Construction has made a pledge to employ a fully local supply chain, support environmental initiatives and engage with local groups to support vulnerable people and promote the extensive community benefit of the project.
Councillor Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “It’s great that work can now begin on what is an amazing tourist and leisure facility in one of Sefton’s most beautiful locations.
“Once refurbished, the Centre will provide a range of even more outstanding services and activities for the local community and visitors to enjoy, as well generating new jobs and training opportunities within Sefton.
“I am also delighted and very proud that we are able to support the Sefton economy by appointing a local construction company who have a real passion in driving this project forward.”
The transformation of Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre has been made possible through investment from the Liverpool City Region Authority.
Once complete, the revamped venue will offer enhanced wedding, conference, hotel, dining and bar facilities. Building work is set to commence this month and will reach completion by Autumn this year.
“With so many of us at Crossfield living locally to the project, we’re particularly excited to be able to bring our trademark commitment to social value to the town, which we hope will continue to develop for many years past the life of the project”
“We have an expert team in place whose experience will ensure that we deliver a high quality development for the area”