Clugston wins first contract after securing place on universities' £750m projects framework

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 8 Sep 2017

Clugston Construction has been awarded a place on the North East Universities Major Capital Projects Framework.

It will be used by five of the region's leading higher education institutions to deliver as much as £750m of building projects over the next six years.

The framework, which will be delivered by the Scunthorpe headquartered company’s North East office in Stockton-on-Tees, will see Clugston become one of six contractors able to bid exclusively for all major work from Newcastle, Durham, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside universities.

And the first project, involving the construction and fit-out of the new state-of-the-art Newcastle University Sports Centre, will be delivered by Clugston Construction and is due to begin in January 2018.

The stunning £17 million facility has been designed by Ryder Architecture, the company behind Grimsby Institute's £9 million University Centre building on Bargate. 

Once completed, it will become a centre of excellence in sports science and body conditioning. The centre, on the city's Richardson Road site, will provide new modern sports halls, courts, running tracks and gymnasiums for Newcastle University students.

Steve Radcliffe managing director of Clugston Construction, said: “We are delighted to have secured a place on this Framework and look forward to supporting the capital project needs of  such  high profile organisations. Being involved in this framework will provide the opportunity to further develop our  North East business, by investing  in our commitment to employment and skills and growing the local supply chain.”

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