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Building solid foundations

Established over 40 years ago by managing director, Marcus Worthington, the Marcus Worthington Group has a strong reputation in the construction industry.

Its properties division acts as a driver for development and urban regeneration, focusing on concept design, urban master planning, site acquisition and delivery. The firm’s construction division is delivering schemes across a variety of public and private sector developments – the most notable is the £50m Foxhall Village development in Blackpool which will see over 400 new homes created.

Simeon Worthington, director, said: “This is a fantastic project for our business to be involved in – working in partnership with Blackpool Council we’re creating a new village, bringing back into use neglected land, providing much needed housing and creating a vibrant community. It signifies the culmination of years of work and commitment to bring about the regeneration of this site.”

The Group’s residential arm, Hollinwood Homes, has also delivered another successful residential development called Ashton Bank in Preston. The result was a contemporary development that saw 138 homes created around landscaped features and adjacent to a new 10 acre parkland.

The construction business has also delivered major projects in health, education, leisure, motor, retail and office sectors. One of its most recent projects was for Booths – completing a purpose-built 40,000 square ft. store in Lytham St Annes Among the company’s other major projects are a M&S supermarket development in Gosforth, more than 650 student rooms for the University of Liverpool and more than a thousand student rooms in Manchester. It has also completed £67m worth of hotels for PremierInn and Travelodge across the North West.

This is already in addition to a solid commercial property portfolio which plays host to companies such as Aldi, McDonalds, Pets at Home, Evans Cycles, Home Bargains and fast growing leisure operator, Pure Gym. As a business the Group is also making a positive impact to the communities it works in. An example is its involvement in Larches and Savick Boxing club in Preston where the company contributed £250,000 to help construct a new facility.

Undoubtedly, the Marcus Worthington Group is here to stay. Simeon concluded: “The Group’s philosophy is that strong investment assets reflect our underlying strength, giving us the power to cope with the stresses and strains of construction and development. That doesn’t mean to say we’re not ambitious – we’re constantly seeking out new investment opportunities.”