Construction business goes from strength to strength

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Creagh Concrete has announced its most successful year since the downturn in 2008.

In addition, the company is pleased to announce that it has created more than 100 new jobs in 2015.

The Toomebridge based concrete products manufacturer, is on course to complete various significant projects over the next year, such as a £12 million contract for Dandara Apartment complex in Aberdeen.

The company is also working on a range of exciting projects across the UK, such as a £3 million flooring project at the new Ulster University campus, a £2.1 million car park in Leeds and a £1million new school project in London.

It will also announce further infrastructure and construction projects in the coming months.

Furthermore, the company has presented measured growth plans to its staff across Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. 80% of the companies’ turnover relates to projects outside Northern Ireland.

As part of its strategic objectives, the business will invest considerably across its multiple sites in the coming five years, with plans for further job creation as the business continues to grow.

The Managing Director, Seamus McKeague, said these are exciting times at Creagh Concrete;

“Like many companies, Creagh has not been immune to the ongoing world-wide economic problems, but over the past year we have looked at every aspect of the company and implemented significant change with a view to building a business with a positive future. We now look forward with real optimism for future opportunities with a corporate sense of sustainability and strategic growth.”

Creagh Concrete has a number of specialist divisions working within each sector of the construction industry.

The company’s core product range is precast products and prestressed flooring, with an extensive range of flooring systems designed for commercial or residential applications. T

he company employs 650 full time staff and sub-contractors, across its seven locations, and will complete over 3,000 contracts of varying sizes in 2015.

Seamus McKeague said the Scottish Dandara project is a taste of further major projects to come.

“It’s a real achievement to complete this contract consisting of 380 luxury apartments within four tower blocks on Stoneywood Estate.

“This residential scheme was a major logistical exercise with Creagh undertaking design, manufacture, delivery and installation.

“The project used nearly 11,000 tons of brick and acid etched panels manufactured in our Toomebridge facility and 24,500m2 of flooring from our Ardboe factory.

“It was all shipped to Aberdeen on a “just in time” delivery sequence and we will complete the project on time and on budget by January.”

Meanwhile Creagh Concrete continued its hugely successful 2015 with a double win at the Plant, Construction and Quarry awards in the Ramada (Belfast), on Thursday last.

Creagh picked up two awards on the night, firstly for ‘Sand and Gravel Quarry of the Year’ followed up by ‘Sand and Gravel Quarry Manager of the Year’ for Creagh’s Colm Scullion.

The awards, which were attended by more than 500 hundred are viewed as the Quarry industry event of the year, recognising innovation, outstanding service, efficiency and quality.The awards were judged by an independent panel of experts drawn from the industry.

The ‘Sand and Gravel Quarry of the year award’ was presented to Creagh Concrete’s Colm Scullion and Conor McGlone who said the award was testimony to the commitment and team work at the Quarry base in Brackagh.

“2015 has been an exceptional year for Creagh Concrete with many new jobs and contracts added to our UK and Ireland operations. This award highlights the commitment displayed by our brilliant staff who make Creagh the success that it is. To be recognised in such glowing terms by industry professionals is very satisfying.”

Colm Scullion who won ‘Sand and Gravel Quarry Manager of the Year’ spoke of his delight at the awards ceremony;

“Obviously I am delighted to have won the award which I see as something everyone working at the Quarry can be proud of. I couldn’t say enough good things about the team who work tirelessly week in week out. This tops off what has been an excellent year for Creagh.”