Groundworks specialist Howard Civil Engineering (HCE) has clinched four key contracts worth in excess of £3m with some of the UK’s leading construction companies.
The Leeds-based business has begun work for ISG on building the new headquarters for NHS IT specialist TPP in Horsforth, Leeds which will accommodate 200 people.
The second commission involves a joint venture between Hochtief and Buckingham Group.
Bringing major improvements to the A57 north of Manchester, where a new port and distribution centre called Port Salford will be built.
Howard Civil Engineering will build the concrete abutment for a new bridge to connect the new development to the Manchester-Liverpool railway line.
The A57 scheme is aligned with HCE’s objective to secure more contracts in the reinforced concrete market.
It follows the completion of multi-million pound projects including a new John Lewis store at the £90 million Monks Cross shopping complex in York and Arla’s new distribution dairy in Aylesbury – its largest contract to date.
Howard’s specialist workforce will also undertake complex groundworks for a new accident and emergency department at Airedale Hospital, Keighley overseen by Willmott Dixon and conduct preparatory work for BAM for a new viewing gallery at Manchester Airport.
Michael Howard, MD of Howard Civil Engineering which posted a 70 per cent growth in the last 12 months and employs a 120-strong team, said:
“These new commissions are integral to our strategy to further expand our expertise in the highways and concrete structure sectors.”
Chris De Whytell, senior contracts manager at Caddick Construction, who commissioned the company for their flagship project at Monks Cross, said:
“Having the support of Howard Civil Engineering on a prestige scheme like this one at Monks Cross has been invaluable.
“They have been extremely pro-active in identifying value engineering opportunities which have provided efficiencies in costs and programme, allowing us to handover the John Lewis building on time.”