Home county's boost for construction portfolio
Unique Party’s refurbished headquarters. Inset, Paul Clarkson.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 27 Jun 2018
BUILDING and structural engineering company Britcon has completed two new office build projects worth £1.2 million in northern Lincolnshire.
Worldwide distributor of party goods, Unique Party, instructed Britcon to refurbish its UK headquarters building. The £750,000 contract includes full exterior and interior works to Medford House in Scunthorpe, as well as the complete refurbishment of one of its distribution warehouses.
Industrial and decorative painting contractor Jack Tighe has also commissioned Britcon to complete a £468,000 project for a new two-storey headquarters office building in Gainsborough.
This is the first phase of a three-phase plan to expand facilities. Britcon has long standing relations with the company through its sister firm Britcon Engineering Services, for which it completes industrial structural steel painting and coatings works.
Martin Hilyard, chairman of Jack Tighe Group, said: “We are delighted with the works from Britcon. Its team are a credit to the company who were always extremely professional and efficient. We would not hesitate in using Britcon again for phase two and indeed recommending them to others.”
With existing projects under way for North Lincolnshire Council to deliver a new HQ for Ongo Homes and provide a major extension to Church Square House, this brings the total value of projects by Britcon in its home county to more than £12 million.
Paul Clarkson, managing director at Britcon, said: “We are delighted to secure these major projects which reflect the strength in our offer to the commercial offices sector. Whilst we have very specialist capabilities in the heavy industrial arena, we are extremely well versed in the challenges of new build and refurbishment projects and offer a turn key solution to take care of planning issues, ground preparation, corporate governance and of course the build.”
The company has also announced it is taking part in the Stop. Make a Change campaign. An initiative, driven by the Civil Engineering & Contractors Association, it aims to raise better awareness about construction industry health and safety and mental health.
Mr Clarkson said: “By taking part in Stop. Make a Change, we have committed heavily by signing up to cross-industry initiatives and leading our own change programmes within the company.
“Through planning and organisation our health and safety team has developed a bespoke training programme and visited all of our current and live sites to conduct a training programme on both mental wellbeing and plant safety.
“Staff welfare is paramount at Britcon.”
It is being rolled out across its 400-strong workforce.