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Contract wins worth £16m

Derbyshire based Wildgoose Construction has won three contracts worth a total of £16m, including a £10m care home.

The other contracts include a £3m industrial unit in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, and two pubs for brewer Marston’s, in Runcorn and Bradford, as part of contracts worth a total of £3m.

More good news for the Alfreton firm came in the form of a prestigious industry honour after it scooped Best Commercial Project at the Local Authority Building Control (West Yorkshire) Building Excellence Awards 2018.

The award was given to Wildgoose for building Square Chapel Arts Centre in Halifax, which was designed by Matlock architects Evans Vettori, and recently won a Royal Institute of British Architects Yorkshire award.

Jonathan Wildgoose, Executive Chairman of Wildgoose Construction, said he was thrilled with the LABC award.

He said: “We are delighted to have won an award for what has become an iconic building that really stands out thanks to the innovative design, build and detailed glasswork involved.

“The redevelopment involved the construction of a theatre in the form of a concrete structure that is copper clad on the outside with associated curtain walling, the glazing of which incorporates specialist glass artwork which is simply stunning.”

The £10m care home will be built in Watford for developer Frontier Estates on behalf of Baycroft Care Homes. The build is scheduled to take 78 weeks to complete.

The care home will include a cinema room, a hair salon and a restaurant/café along with landscaping works outside.

The industrial unit in Wellington Road, Burton upon Trent, is being built for Ischebeck Titan, a specialist provider of safety, formwork and ground engineering solutions for the construction of concrete frame buildings, civil engineering and ground engineering projects. Work is due to start on site in June and be completed in 34 weeks.

Work has started on the Marston’s pub in Runcorn and is due to start on the Bradford pub in June. Both builds are scheduled to be completed in 23 and 24 weeks respectively. This brings the total number of pubs that Wildgoose has worked on for Marston’s to 35.

Mr Wildgoose said the recent contract wins had bolstered Wildgoose’s already strong order book.

He said: “We are delighted to have won three high profile contracts including a £10m care home which reinforces our excellent reputation in the care sector.

“Our relationship with Marston’s has gone from strength to strength and this is borne out by the fact that the pubs in Runcorn and Bradford will bring the total number of Marston’s pubs we have built to 35.”

Wildgoose is also currently building a 50-bed care home and 69 apartments for City of Bradford Metropolitan Council in Keighley.