Curved Steelwork!

Curved roof steel framework

As you can see from the photographs the curved steelwork, which forms the roof over the Green Room at Jubilee House, is now under construction.  It looks incredible!

P.S. For more info on the ‘Rotunda’ construction & all other aspects of the development, don’t forget to also check out & keep right up to date, week-by-week, on our detailed ‘Development Blog’ :)

Open Forum…great turnout!

As you can see from the photos taken at the recent coffee morning held at Jubilee House we had a great turnout.   Lots of questions asked and Gordon, site manager, confirmed everything was going well (despite the recent storms).

Gordon, site manager, taking centre stage!

Gordon, site manager, taking centre stage!

Gordon and Damian referring to the site plans.

Gordon and Damian referring to the site plans.

Conlon, Danbro and the residents all working closely together.

Gordon and Damian




2014…here we come!

Happy New Year!

2014 is going to be an exciting year and it’s full steam ahead from Monday, 6th January 2014 with everybody returning back to work (including the construction industry).

Watch this space for further updates and please check out the “Gallery” to see some fabulous photographs as Jubilee House changes.

Build Up and building relationships…

Roberta Austin runs Build Up, a project from Blackpool & The Fylde College, School of Construction.  Build Up is a ground-breaking project set up to train unemployed adults in Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre in construction skills.  Working with Conlon they have successfully placed someone with our Jubilee  House contractor.  This will give them the opportunity to gain work experience and hopefully may lead to a full time job.

The project is open to residents aged over 19 with no previous experience of the construction industry required and if you would like further information check out or call Roberta on 01253 291073.

Exciting news and hot off the press…

Danbro appoints Conlon to deliver multimillion pound Jubilee House project

Conlon Construction has been appointed by contractor accountancy and payroll specialist Danbro to deliver the landmark Jubilee House redevelopment in Lytham following a competitive tender.

Danbro which provides accountancy services to around 6,000 freelancers, contract workers and consultants throughout the UK, bought the former Land Registry building in 2012.

Five firms tendered for the contract with Preston-based Conlon winning out. Work to transform the iconic building, which will become Danbro’s new headquarters, is scheduled to complete in October 2014.

Danbro managing director Damian Broughton said: “Jubilee House is a building with unbelievable potential and one of the largest office developments currently taking place in the North West. As well as winning out on cost, Conlon has a fantastic reputation for quality and delivery so we are thrilled to be partnering with the firm and cannot wait to get the project underway.”

Helen Broughton, co-founder and director of people and standards at Danbro added: “Like Danbro, the team at Conlon has a strong community ethos and truly appreciates the potential of this project to turbo-charge the regeneration of the Fylde Coast and create jobs for Lancashire. We look forward to working closely with the team as the build progresses.”

Michael Conlon, chairman at Conlon Construction, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been appointed by Danbro, a well-known company which has a strong reputation across Lancashire and the North West. This is a landmark project, not only due to its nature, but also its prominent location and we are looking forward to starting work on site.”

When the Jubilee House renovation completes, Danbro will be offering up to 20,000 sq ft of office space for rent including space for incubator units for small business start-ups and social enterprises.

Prospective Building Contractors

Helen, Damian, Ed and Adrian spent the entire day on Wednesday interviewing the prospective building contractors for Jubilee House.

All the presentations were great and a difficult decision now lays ahead. Everybody was extremely professional and the panel were very impressed!  We were especially pleased by the enthusiasm of all of the contractors to work with us to ensure the project is completed with as little disruption to surrounding neighbours as is possible.  We’ve been told this is called “considerate construction”.

Watch this space for further information over the next few weeks…

Raindrops keep falling on my head…

As Jubilee House is a new development we are taking the opportunity to look at some innovative and environmentally friendly building options available to us.  We strongly believe that it is vital that we make use of the World’s most precious resource if we can and with this in mind we are doing our best to accommodate the very latest “rain harvesting system” underground.  This will help us to store rainwater in huge quantities for recycling within the building.

So we could, in the future, be using recycled rainwater to flush our toilets!

Introducing Sleater & Watson….

Concrete repair...before!

Concrete repair…before!

Our thanks to Gavin Wilkinson from Sleater & Watson for sending in these before and after photographs.

Sleater & Watson are providing the structural and civil engineering services for the Jubilee House project and Gavin is the engineer working on the day-to-day running of the project.

The remedial repairs to the existing concrete frame which is to be retained have been completed by Ram Services Limited prior to the demolition works commencing. These repairs will extend the design life of the building to accommodate the proposed re-development.  Gavin

Concrete Repair...after!

Concrete Repair…after!