Home town twin project joy for Britcon in Scunthorpe
HOME TOWN PROJECT: Britcon will deliver Ongo's new headquarters, as council leader Rob Waltham commits to 'sprucing up' the town centre.
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 15 Aug 2017
Building and civil engineering company Britcon has secured a contract to deliver two projects as a part of major transformation plans in its home town of Scunthorpe.
North Lincolnshire Council has awarded the projects to the Midland Road firm under its Local Development Framework as a part of an overall £60 million investment to transform the town.
The first project to get underway is a £5.8 million new headquarters for Ongo Homes, the largest housing provider in North Lincolnshire.
The company has also been appointed to deliver a £5.7 million extension to Church Square House which is the main council headquarters, where council leadership will operate from. Britcon will begin the project in Autumn 2017 with completion expected in 2018.
Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: "We have committed to a significant investment that will transform the town and create a vibrant and thriving place where people will want to live, work, study, invest, visit, and spend their leisure time. Our plans include sprucing up the town by building new offices to help bring together public sector organisations and improve access to services and we are pleased to appoint Britcon, as a local business, to deliver two of the projects.”
For Ongo, moving from Normanby Road, Britcon has already started work on the 21,500 sq ft, three storey new build project in Church Square which is to be porcelain clad with a backlit feature wall to the south and west external elevations.
It will feature a roof-mounted air source heat pump, mechanical ventilation heat recovery and an intelligent system to control the building's internal environment and help reduce running costs, Co2 emissions and overall efficiency. I
Britcon has already re-engineered the foundations as part of its ongoing value-engineering service and is working alongside tenants who will deliver an internal fit out simultaneously. Completion is expected by March 2018.
Shaun Hunt, director of Britcon and chief executive of parent company Hunt Group, said: “While our project specialisms take us UK wide, our roots remain firmly established in Scunthorpe and so we are delighted to secure these major contracts to revitalise the heart of the town we call home. We have a dedicated locally employed team with extensive experience in commercial office projects.”
Britcon’s office sector experience includes the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield, Treleigh Business Park in Cornwall, and Delta Court Business Park at Robin Hood Airport.
Established for more than 26 years, Britcon is a £50 million turnover business directly employing 90 people.