The Bamber-Bridge based construction company has started the demolition of the existing building in Carnforth to start work on the new £1.9m project on the same plot.
Conlon will build a modern, two-storey building designed in keeping with Capernwray Hall’s traditional design. The facilities will include a new conference hall as well as 14 en-suite bedrooms for conference attendees and students.
The nineteenth century mansion is currently used as a Christian holiday and conference centre, with more than 1,500 guests during the summer months and 180 international students staying each winter.
Construction director Michael Conlon said: “We are delighted to have been appointed to build this substantial project at Capernwray Hall. The mansion is set in beautiful grounds and we are looking forward to creating new facilities that will benefit the guests of Capernwray for many years to come.”
The 1,450 sq m building is expected to be completed in February 2013.