Infrastructure firm in move to historic site

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 17 Apr 2018

AN INFRASTRUCTURE, design and management firm has made an historic building in the heart of Beverley its new base. 

Crosby, Ferguson and Medcalf Ltd, said the old granary and former bakery site in the town centre was the ideal new location after being made aware of the property by managing agents Scotts. 

The location was ideal for the firm, which works on the design and management of infrastructure, including busy roundabouts, road networks and town centre re-modelling.

The firm decided it was important to have a town centre headquarters, selecting the three-storey listed office and design studio at 33 Lairgate, which still has reminders of its past, including a grain-lifting hoist on the third floor and old wooden beams.

“This building is a wonderful piece of history and what better place to be. It is close to many of the projects we are involved with and, for us, just right,” said director Iain Ferguson.

Tim Powell, pictured left, partner at Scotts, welcomed the move. He said: “When you look around this area of Beverley it is predominately retail and, therefore, to see a firm such as Crosby, Ferguson and Medcalf Ltd make the move here, is to be applauded. 

“The presence of such companies here brings a different flavour and mix, which is very important for any vibrant town. We look forward to seeing the company settle and grow here.”

Mr Ferguson and fellow partners Mike Medcalf and Steve Crosby have expanded the business to a workforce of 27, with an interest in supporting and developing  
talented young people.

Since the company’s inception a decade ago, it has been involved in some of the major road and town centre improvement works in the East Riding. 

The new-look for Beverley Market Cross, including the layout, street furniture and lighting, was designed and executed by Crosby, Ferguson and Medcalf. 

Outside of the town, the firm is also completing improvement works on A-roads across East Yorkshire. 

“Motorists will see a significant difference when this work is completed, with substantial, quality and long-term improvements,” said Mike Medcalf.

As the firm looks at expansion into private sector road layout schemes, for projects including housing or industrial estates, it says its ambition is to train the next generation of developers and designers. 

Crosby, Ferguson and Medcalf also works on the management of flood alleviation scheme construction, with work either carried out, or planned, in Willerby and Derringham, Anlaby and East Ella, and  
Cottingham and Orchard Park.

Mr Ferguson said: “As we endeavour to further expand our portfolio in both the public and private sectors, we also look to bring the next generation along with us.”

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