Shock closure of Scunthorpe construction consultancy CR Parrott sees 16 jobs lost

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 1 Dec 2017

A COMPANY involved in some of northern Lincolnshire’s most prestigious construction projects has ceased trading with the loss of 16 jobs. 

Multi-award winning CR Parrott Consultants Ltd, established in 1994, has cited "very challenging" trading conditions, deferred projects and bad debts as the reason behind the closure.

It has provided architectural, structural engineering and project management services from its base in Scunthorpe for nearly a quarter of a century.

Headed up by husband and wife directors Chris and Joanna Parrott, The Baths Hall in Scunthorpe and Cartergate House, the new home of Wilkin Chapman, are particular local highlights, together with Auto-Trail’s massively expanded manufacturing base on Europarc and many other industrial projects on the South Bank. 

It has regularly worked with some of the region’s largest construction companies, and was embedded into the Humber's business community, playing an ambassadorial role when it came to standards, skills and training, and generally promoting investment in the area.

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The directors have now engaged with Grimsby’s Kingsbridge Corporate Solutions to help wind up the business.

In a statement, the company said: “Kingsbridge is assisting former employees and will be contacting creditors affected by the closure.

“The company suffered recently as a result of very challenging trading conditions within the industry, including deferred investment decisions resulting in delayed projects and was also affected by bad debts. 

“Uncertainty regarding future orders has led the directors to conclude that the business was no longer sustainable.”

Established in 1994 by Mr Parrott, a former local authority structural engineer in North Lincolnshire, it opened offices on Arkwright Way.

It had branched out to Grimsby, taking a suite in Europarc’s Innovation Centre, but the architectural office was later consolidated back into the Queensway Industrial Estate base. 

CR Parrott has worked across a variety of sectors including commercial, industrial, residential, education, healthcare, food and leisure, and had recently turned to funding support for expanding businesses keen to increase their footprint.

It had earned strong recognition, both in the general business community through the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards as well as specifically in construction, and was a firm fixture with the South Yorkshire and Humber Local Authority Building Control Awards, held annually at Forest Pines Hotel. 

Anyone affected by the closure can contact Kingsbridge Corporate Solutions for further information on 01472 344433 or by email at

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