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Benjamin Armitage (Hyde) Ltd was founded in 1874 in Hyde, Cheshire, although our roots in the construction industry can be traced back to 1774 to Joseph Armitage, a traditional carpenter.

 

The Armitage family have an enviable history and reputation throughout the North West, for delivering high quality construction and development projects to both traditional and contemporary specifications.

Armitage Construction can be proud of its heritage and the growth of the company over the years, which has seen it develop its own Joiner's shop and even diversify into the funeral business, which became so popular in the area that the company had to build its own Chapel of Rest!

Holding the reigns today is Daniel Armitage, 5th generation of his family to do so. During his time leading the business, the company’s offices have moved from a building in Gee Cross, which it had occupied since 1874, to a modern suite of offices in Stockport. It was certainly time for a change and despite the recession and the downturn in the industry as a whole the move has brought new energy to the Armitage team. This energy has been harnessed and further strengthened with the addition of new key personnel across all aspects of the business.

Today, the Armitage ‘brand' has grown to include its own property portfolio, Project Management division, a Facilities Management business, even an in-house training operation, in addition to retaining its core construction operations.

Our in-house resources allow Armitage to undertake projects up to £4 million, yet still maintain the same hands-on approach to work, which runs consistently throughout the DNA of the business. With experience of working in the Heritage, Residential, Healthcare, Education and Commercial sectors, Armitage Construction’s team has the experience and capability to consistently deliver a quality product to clients within expected timescales and budgets.

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Testimonials

"We have always found the company to be extremely proactive with strong leadership and a skilled labour workforce"

Barry Johnson

Thomas Worthington Design

"I recommend this company highly and would be glad to discuss their work if required"

Reverend Ross Malkin

St Hilda's Church

"The Manager on site was always courteous and considerate of the care environment that they were working in. Daniel was always helpful and interested in the standard of work being undertaken and took a personal interest in the project."

Martin Clark

Care Concepts LTD

"Thank you again for the cooperation, effort and skill of your team in delivering the Chemotherapy Unit ahead of programme. This has been much appreciated by the Estate Department at Stepping Hill"

Paul Holt

Stepping Hill Hospital

"Armitage Construction carried out the alteration works to a high standard and the Parish and I remain delighted with their work, team and organisation"

Graham Holland

Gramham Holland Assocaites

"The Armitage team managed the delivering of the project within budget and programme restrictions, whilst providing the desired quality. The helpful nature and resourcefulness they exhibited helped to overcome numerous complications."

Steve Baker

Halliday Meecham

"Without question this goes to the wider team and more so to Armitage Construction for their delivery, patience and communications. Without the levels of persistence you showed, it could have proved a little more difficult."

Helen McGlashan, Director of Residential Services

University of Manchester

"I wish to record my appreciation of the contractor's efforts to regain some of the delay recorded and on the quality of the end product. The work was of the highest order and the south side of the church now looks in very good order."

Adrian Pearson

Lloyd Evans Prichard

"We have found that attitude to the project from all members of the contractors team, from Site Foreman, Site Managers, Project Manager, Contracts Manager and Managing Surveyor, to be most refreshing in these days of construction activity."

John Cain

FDG

"Armitage are a thoroughly good contractor, and I recommend them highly"

Michael Hicks

University of Manchester

"We are delighted to have employed Armitage Construction as the Main Contractor on the building of our new Medical Centre. They have displayed a very professional, organised and helpful approach."

Ian Stanyer

Heaton Moor Medical Centre

"The management of the site from a client perspective has been very good, this is a great reflection on Steve."

Phyllis Bayley

National Trust – Quarry Bank Mill

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