New north east builder targets £100m project haul

Aaron Morby 9 years ago
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A new north east building contractor has been launched and is targetting £100m worth of projects across within two years.

All Saints Construction is a division of the High Street Group, an operation launched almost 10 years ago which is involved in property investment, development finance and financial claims.

Five senior managers have been appointed to head up the operation, which is headquartered at the All Saints Business Centre in Cuthbert House, Newcastle.

The firm will immediately take on the delivery of three residential schemes which were formerly contracted out by sister company – All Saints Living.

These consist of a part completed refurbishment project at Larbert in Scotland and new ventures in Hexham and Durham City, together valued at around £27m.

As well as housing work, All Saints Construction plans to bid for a wide range of projects – of between £100,000 and £10m – in the commercial, educational and health sectors.

“We have a strong team with wide experience and ambition to grow in an expanding sector,” said Construction Manager, Peter Galbraith, who heads up the venture.

Peter Gailbraith All Saints ConstructionGalbraith has spent 26 years in the industry from bricklayer to contracts manager and previosly worked at Galliford Try.

“We are confident that within two years we will be employing around 50 people and engaging hundreds of sub contractors to deliver challenging construction projects throughout the UK.

“Because of our parent company’s experience and expertise, we can offer clients a start to finish service – providing scheme feasibility advice, design, planning guidance, finance, construction and sales or maintenance.

“In addition our costs are significantly less than offered through the more traditional construction procurement processes and we believe this puts us in an extremely strong position to establish successful joint venture initiatives right across the sector.”

Supporting Peter are Pre-Construction Manager, Keith McDougall; Commercial Manager, Mark Kidd; Business Development Manager, Chris Nunn and Site Manager Ray Appleby.

Projects these people have previously delivered include Northumbria University’s Ellison Building, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Felling Health Centre, 250 new homes in Consett and the refurbishment of listed buildings in Chester-le-Street to create a business village.

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