BUILDERS are making good progress with construction at Halton Court in Runcorn following the resumption of work at the end of last year.

The 119-unit residential scheme is being delivered by Anwyl Partnerships, with Magenta Living and Onward Homes, following the appointment of administrators by Grappenhall-based Cruden Construction.

The firm collapsed into administration last year.

The main drainage infrastructure and central spine road is now in place, following collaborations with housing associations aimed at rectifying a series of critical design, planning and construction issues.

The development includes a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes which will boost shared ownership properties as well as those with affordable rent and is due to be finished at the end of next year.

Tom Anwyl, managing director of Anwyl Partnerships, said: “It is inevitably challenging taking over a site where work is partly completed by another contractor.

“However, we are now at a place where the majority of the legacy issues have been addressed, allowing us to progress with our programme to complete the work by October 2022.

“We’ve had an excellent start to the project and, despite the challenges associated with lockdown, we are making strong progress.

“As well as construction of the central access road, we have begun to build all essential retaining walls across the site.”