Construction firm records huge growth
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
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A North East construction firm has secured five new contracts during the first few weeks of its new financial year.
Galliford Try Partnerships North has picked up over £10 million worth of work since the end of June.
The wide range of projects secured by the company include the construction of an extra care facility, a hospice, apartments, houses and bungalows.
Managing director, Stephen McCoy, said: “We are delighted to have made such an excellent start to the year. Clearly the construction industry is growing again but I think this expansion reflects extremely well on our team here in the North East.
One of the projects is a scheme in partnership with Leazes Homes, Your Homes Newcastle and Newcastle City Council to create an assisted living development at Newland Road in North Kenton. It will comprise 20 single and 18 two-bedroom, self-contained, fully wheelchair accessible apartments.
And in partnership with Newcastle-based social landlord Home Group and Gateshead Council, the firm will build 24 new affordable homes in Fewster Square, Felling.
The project will see a mixture of two and three-bedroom family houses developed on the site of a former swimming pool.
There are two schemes with Housing Hartlepool, part of The Vela Group. The first is a project to redevelop the historic, Grade II listed Friarage Manor House building and the surrounding 1.95 acres, to create affordable homes for families and older people.
The scheme comprises 36 properties, including bungalows, two-bedroom town houses and one and two-bedroom apartments, with the Friarage building being renovated to become the focal point of the development. These will be both affordable rented homes and shared ownership properties.
Stephen McCoy added: “Recruitment for further growth is already underway and we anticipate creating at least 10 new jobs over the course of the year as we continue to grow the business to meet our long term objectives. Multiple additional employment opportunities will be created within our consultant and sub contract partners."