Caunton are supplying and erecting the steelwork for a new shopping complex being built by major contractor Bowmer and Kirkland in Seaham Co. Durham. The contract is design-and-build and Caunton and B&K have enjoyed for some time a mutually beneficial D&B relationship having most recently worked together at Cobalt Business Park in nearby Newcastle.
The complex is to be entitled Byron’s Place in recognition of its links and proximity to Seaham Hall where Lord Byron wed Anne Isabella Milbanke and where they resided during their short-lived married life together.
The new multi-million pound shopping complex being built will include an Asda supermarket as well as Argos and Wilkinsons stores.
Work started in September 2006 and was completed in Spring 2007, and aims to revitalise the area, using the successful redevelopment of the central shopping district of neighbouring town Peterlee as a benchmark