EYG Commercial secures £3.5m worth of contracts in London as reputation grows in capital

Pictured is Steve Swallow


Glazing specialist EYG Commercial is celebrating having secured three major contracts in London within a matter of days – bringing more than £3.5 million worth of new work to the business.

The Hull-based firm, which enjoyed its most successful trading year in 2016 with its order book up more than 30 per cent on the previous calendar year, secured all the contracts in the final week of February.

Amongst the contracts secured is a £1.74m deal with SD Samuels (Special Projects) Ltd to provide triple-glazing window systems for two connecting hotels at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 – the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Hotel.

The two hotels will have 750 bedrooms in total, are located within walking distance of the terminals and will also have direct access to the London Underground, Heathrow Express train service and nearby motorways.

The work at Heathrow follows on from a £1.2m contract last year with contractor S&T (UK) Ltd for a 620-bedroom Premier Inn development at the site.

EYG Commercial had to meet demanding requirements and specifications to secure the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express deal, including meeting high levels of acoustic performance on windows, for which its SPW 600E Senior products complied.

In total the firm will fit 700 large windows and 700 spandrel panels, as well as ground floor curtain walling.

Teams from EYG are expected on site in May, by which time the business will also be working on a £1.6m contract for Errigal Ltd in Southwalk, London, on the third stage of the huge £160m Quebec Way housing development for project leaders Quadrant Construction.

EYG’s glazing expertise has been called upon in all stages of the project, which has seen 368 new homes provided alongside retail units, a gym and a community centre on disused land.

Overall, the three-stage contact has been worth £4.5m in total to the Hull firm over the past few years.

Teams from EYG will again install acoustic windows, doors and balcony doors on the development, remaining on site until September.

At the same time work will also be completed for McLaren Construction, who have been appointed to oversee developer Lendlease’s £45m residential development in Wandsworth, near Wimbledon.

The £218,000 contract for EYG Commercial will see teams on site between May and October to fit 42 sets of bi-folding doors on new properties, which are a mix of townhouses and apartments.

All three London contracts were secured on the back of long-term negotiations, led by business development manager Bernard Hastie, and will now be overseen by commercial director Steve Swallow.

“It is very pleasing to have secured three major contracts in London within a matter of days of one another and is another example of how EYG is having great success in the capital,” said Mr Swallow.

“We have carved a reputation for delivering new products which meet the highest specifications at a good price, and that is proving very attractive for developers and contractors in the south.

“All of our windows and doors are Secured By Design accredited, recognition that our products are the best on the market in terms of deterring and preventing crime, which is obviously a major selling point.

“Our ability to manufacture the products at our own facility in Hull, and provide and fit at a better rate then competitors further south, is also proving very beneficial.

“The EYG brand and vans are becoming an ever-increasing site in London, and that is great news for us and a great reflection on the city of Hull and its workforce.”

EYG Commercial, part of the EYG Group of businesses, has had its most successful year of business in 2016, including securing the largest single contract in its history, a £5.13million deal to glaze one of the UK’s biggest care homes for the St Monica Trust in Bristol.

EYG’s domestic business has also enjoyed great success over the past 12 months, with sales on mainstream products such as windows, conservatories, orangeries and doors showing more than 24 per cent growth year on year in 2016.

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