Toome firm cements growing reputation with £27m Scottish project

The restoration of the Douneray site is just one of several Creagh Concrete is involved in in Scotland
The restoration of the Douneray site is just one of several Creagh Concrete is involved in in Scotland

Toomebridge based Creagh Concrete has cemented a growing reputation as a force in Scotland’s construction industry with the announcement of a major contract with Dounreay Site Restoration Limited worth up to £27 Million.

The contract, to supply 4000 to 6000 half height ISO concrete containers for the storage of low grade waste from the decommissioning of the Dounreay Nuclear Power Station, will run until 2023.

Creagh Concrete has a number of specialist divisions working within each sector of the construction industry in Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Irish Republic.

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.

The firm currently employs 650 full time staff and sub-contractors, across seven locations, with Scotland proving to be a region of particular success, employing 130 people.

Last year alone Creagh Concrete also created over 100 new jobs in Northern Ireland.

Creagh has won a range of contracts across Scotland, and will create a further 30 new jobs as part of its Spantherm / Homespan manufacturing plant in Edinburgh.

The company has recently completed a range of projects across different sectors, within the residential sector, recently they successfully completed a £2million contract to build 77 apartments in Aberdeen, on behalf of Barratt Homes, as well as a £12 million contract to build 250 apartments for Dandara, again in Aberdeen.

Within the civil sector the firm has recently completed work on the building of seven railway platforms on behalf of BAM Nuttall on the Border Railways, worth £2 million, and completed precast and civil works at Blackhillock substation worth £1m.

On the back of these projects, Creagh Concrete has successfully secured more civil works at Walney substation for Amey among the list of new contracts.

Director of Creagh Scotland, James McKeague, said the company is deeply proud of its Northern Ireland base, and hugely excited by its future as a major player in the Scottish construction sector.

“Creagh Concrete is growing rapidly, based on the success of our business model which combines a family business focus on customer relationships and our corporate approach to quality and innovation.

“The Dounreay project is particularly important to our company development, and we are proud and delighted to have won so many significant construction projects across Scotland.

“Meanwhile, our Spantherm and Precast plant in Edinburgh will continue to grow and we expect to create at least 30 new jobs there in the near future.”

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.