Current Progress – Jubilee House

As you can see from the list below things are definitely progressing and moving!

  • Erection of the third floor steel frame complete.
  • The envelope cladding is well underway as can be seen on the photographs in the gallery of this blog
  • All roof sheets are laid and welding of seams will be complete this month.
  • Window installation is almost complete; the focus is now on the third floor.
  • Stud walls and partitions from ground to second floor is complete, the third floor has commenced.
  • Door frames and casings installed from ground to second floor and the plastering is substantially complete.
  • Second fix joiner work, tiling and ceiling grids will commence soon.
  • Mechanical and Electrical first fix is complete, second fix is now underway.
  • Drainage will be complete this month, and soft and hard landscaping will commence soon.

If you would like to join the next Coffee Morning on 29th August at 12 noon followed by a guided tour of the building you are more than welcome.

For details call the Site Manager, Gordon MacKenzie, on 07870 999 945.

“Love our Estuary” – Open Days (25th/26th May)

Friends of the Estuary Coastal Care Group working with others to celebrate The River Ribble, Estuary and its Wildlife!


The Old Lifeboat House (next to the Windmill), Lytham

Sunday, 25th and Monday, 26th May 2014

10:30am to 3:30pm

E V E R Y B O D Y    W E L C O M E!

 There will be contributions and displays from:

Friends of the Estuary Coastal Care Group, River Ribble Trust, Futurescape + Crafts, RNLI, Coastguard, Nature Watch, RSPB, Lancs Wildlife Trust, WLT Living Seas, Shark Trust (Monday only),  Sea Watch Foundation & Lancashire Lepidoptera

Supported by Charlie Conlon of Conlon Construction and Danbro

Meet Charlie cool!

Meet Charlie Conlon…so cool!

(also “on site” Open Day at Jubilee House)

Getting the team together…

If you’ve ever wondered how everyone working on a large development, such as Jubilee House, knows exactly what to do and when, well, it’s because key members of the workforce attend Gordon’s (Site Manager) weekly update meeting!

Every Friday morning, Gordon sets out the week’s work requirements and expectations (basically a very long and detailed list of jobs for the coming week!).  A very busy team meeting…but tea and biscuits are provided!

Team Meeting at Jubilee House!

Team Meeting at Jubilee House!

Current progress…Jubilee House Site Information Notice Board

Here’s an update on current progress from Conlon:

  • Demolition of existing roof structures should be complete in the next month (sorry for the noise!);
  • We are still working hard behind the scenes on the new design of the envelope cladding and 3rd floor steelwork.
  • The erection of the steel on the roof will be done in 5 phases, working from east to west.
  • We have commenced Phase 1 of the steelwork and will progress the other phases during the coming month.
  • The envelope cladding rails and window angles along the building adjacent to the road has commenced.
  • The damp proof membrane for the walls and windows with be stitched in place next month.
  • Cladding and window installation is programmed to follow thereafter.
  • Inside the building new floors are being laid and work continues on the electrical and mechanical infrastructure.

For more information speak to the Site Manager, Gordon MacKenzie/Kevin Meadows or contact Conlon’s head office on 01772 335268.

Conlon and the Community

Yesterday, (26.02.14) Michael Conlon, Managing Director & Chairman of Conlon Construction Ltd, visited the Jubilee House site to take the opportunity to introduce himself and meet those directly involved or possibly affected by the development.

Michael, together with the site manager, Gordon firstly met representatives of the local residents to listen and address any possible concerns. 

Michael, Gordon and local residents

Michael, Gordon and local residents

Conlon prides itself on being a part of the ‘Considerate Constructors Scheme’ and to this end, the company was grateful to resident, Lin Davies for being interviewed in support of the continued registration of the Jubilee House development in the scheme.

Lin talking to Michael from Conlon Construction

Lin talking to Michael from Conlon Construction

Michael also met Meg Green and Michelle Stannard, of the ‘Friends of the Estuary’, to listen to possible concerns and views and to offer the Company’s support and help in respect of the surrounding local environment. 

Conlon Construction will Sponsor the “Friends of the Estuary” at the up and coming  events “ Love our Estuary”, “Joint Litter Pick” and “Lytham Bloom” and provide the group with embalmed high vis vest and protective gloves.   

Meg and Michelle from "Friends of the Estuary" talking to Michael

Meg and Michelle from “Friends of the Estuary” talking to Michael

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




Open forum…

On Friday, 14th February local residents were invited to Jubilee House to meet with Gordon, site manager, Conlon Construction and Damian Broughton, MD of Danbro. A great open forum and an opportunity to voice any concerns the residents might have.

Gordon gave a brief update on the building works and confirmed that the cladding was due to start going up at the beginning of March.  There would be some noise but that the site would try to do what they could to keep this to a minimum.  All works going well despite the bad weather and Danbro are on track to move in over Christmas 2014.

A few questions were raised around the following:

  1. Landscaping – Gordon confirmed that once the building is complete the immediate area surrounding the building would be landscaped.
  2. Apartments – these would not be built until Jubilee House is finished.
  3. New entrance/access to Jubilee House – concern was raised about the possibility of a new entrance to the site which residents said would impact the through-road on the Breakers development. Damian confirmed that this is not the case.

Everybody seems extremely positive about Jubilee House and it was great to see the residents, Conlon and Danbro working closely together.

The tea and cakes were good too!  Thanks Gordon.

See you all soon.