Armitage Construction Celebrates 140 Years

From 1874 to 2014, Armitage Construction has been going from strength to strength and is delighted to be celebrating 140 successful years working within the construction industry.

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

We are proud to have worked on some of the most prestigious buildings in the North West, including Chethams School of Music, Manchester Law Courts, Little Moreton Hall, Dunham Massey, Jodrell Bank and of course our latest project Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, to name but a few.

Holding the reins today, Daniel Armitage is the 5th generation of his family to lead the company. Daniel states that his “greatest passion comes from taking redundant heritage buildings and transforming them to re-ignite dormant energy – to me, that’s the true definition of regeneration.”

Today, the Armitage ‘brand’ has grown to include its own Property Portfolio, Project Management division, a Facilities Management business and an in house training operation in addition to retaining its core construction and development operations.

Our initial celebrations were held on 6th May at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. Joining our celebration were several of their trustees and the architects practice Bernard Taylor Partnership. This was then followed by visits to our sites to hand out cakes to all employees. 

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"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


"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 â Quarry Bank Mill