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Viking Shipping Services Yorkshire Expansion

The £1.6 million contract to develop the expansion plans for Viking Shipping Services in Yorkshire has been handed over to Britcon, which aims to expand its offerings at the Selby site with a new warehouse and office facility. “After a thorough contract tender process managed by GGP Consult we were pleased to

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Britcon Deliver New Tipping Station for Singleton Birch Ltd

Britcon has finished construction work at a new tipping station for Singleton Birch. The £200,000 contract was first awarded to the company to create a new concrete structure as well as the surrounding civils work that provided access to sorting materials. The concrete structure has been built at Singleton Birch’s

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Britcon Announced That They Have Made Three New Senior Appointments

Britcon has announced that they have made three new senior appointments at their offices in Wakefield. The Building and civil engineering business has now increased their Yorkshire base team numbers to 12 with the new appointments. The Wakefield base was first opened in 2014 and over the past 12 months

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Britcon to Build Biggest Food Recycling Plant in South of England

Britcon has earned a construction contract worth £13.5m to deliver a Dagenham-based anaerobic digestion plant on behalf of food waste recycling company ReFood (UK) Ltd. The £32m site is set to become the South of England’s leading integrated anaerobic digestion (AD) plant dedicated to food waste. The company’s appointment comes

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BDC 317 : Jun 2024

Britcon

Viking Shipping Services Yorkshire Expansion

The £1.6 million contract to develop the expansion plans for Viking Shipping Services in Yorkshire has been handed over to Britcon, which aims to expand its offerings at the Selby site with a new warehouse and office facility. “After a thorough contract tender process managed by GGP Consult we were pleased to award Britcon the Viking project and commence the new development at our Selby site. We look forward to working with the Britcon team,” commented Graeme Pickering, Director at Viking Shipping Services. The comprehensive freight forwarding and cargo handling services provider will complete the design and build phases of the 12,000 sq ft warehouse and adjoining 4,500 sq ft offices. “We are pleased to be appointed by Viking Shipping to assist with its exciting growth at Selby. Amongst our expertise is full turnkey solutions where we are able to take care of planning issues, ground and civils works and of course the build programme,” said Matt Harker, Regional Manager at Britcon. “On this particular project two of the original rail lines dating back to the historical landmark are still exposed with two sets of buffers and the local authority has requested that we maintain these as practical in the new build,” he added. Construction has commenced on site and is expected to take 29 weeks to complete. Britcon is one of the UKs most successful and progressive construction and development businesses based in the North of England. Established for nearly 30 years as a family owned business, Britcon has exceptional pedigree with an impressive and diverse client portfolio. The business directly employs over 100 people in its team and maintains an operating turnover of £50 million. Viking Shipping Services Ltd commenced trading in the 1940’s with the specific aim of providing a comprehensive freight forwarding and cargo handling service. Based at Selby just off the M62 in North Yorkshire, Viking Shipping is strategically located to facilitate a range of services for cargo arriving by both road and sea.

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Britcon Expands Mechanical & Electrical Offering With New Senior Management Appointment

Britcon, the Building and civil engineering business has announced that they have expanded their in house expertise with the creation of a Mechanical & Electrical position at their offices in Scunthorpe, North Lancashire and Wakefield in West Yorkshire. Patrick Kenworthy has joined in this new electrical role and will bring more than 30 years of experience in building services management to his new position. Patrick is a qualified energy assessor and has an extensive track record for the delivery of complex projects in the public and private sectors. With a particular knowledge base in education health and renewable energy, Patrick will be an asset to Britcon and will be joining the company from Centrica DE&P. In his previous role, Patrick recently completed a 20MW generation plant that was created in Scunthorpe. It is great news for Britcon, the building and civil engineering business that they have such an experienced professional joining the team in this newly created role. The company have expanded their remit significantly for M&E installations. This area commonly represents 50% of the brief for a large number of different projects. With M&E being such a vital part of many building and civil engineering projects, it makes sense for the company to expand their knowledge in this area with the creation of a new in-house role and offer direct energy assessment and dialogue with their subcontract supply chain. The appointments that have been made as a part of this expansion reflect the continuous growth Britcon is striving to achieve. The company is specifically looking for growth in highly complex projects and the specialist expertise that would be required for this. One of the projects that Britcon has expanded for is the new £14 million product line for Kemira Chemicals as well as the £30 million anaerobic digestion plant for ReFood in Dagenham.

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Britcon Deliver New Tipping Station for Singleton Birch Ltd

Britcon has finished construction work at a new tipping station for Singleton Birch. The £200,000 contract was first awarded to the company to create a new concrete structure as well as the surrounding civils work that provided access to sorting materials. The concrete structure has been built at Singleton Birch’s Melton Ross Quarry which is neat to Kirmington in North Lincolnshire. Singleton Birch Ltd is the UK’s leading independent lime supplier and has a customer base that is spread across the world. The company produces quicklime, hydrated lime, natural hydraulic lime, graded chalk, aggregates and other specialist products and services. The company found an opportunity to change their processed in order to operate in a more cost effective manner. The business found that they could quarry their stone reserves more effectively and following a review decided to create a new centralised tipping station. The new tipping station that has been delivered by Britcon will help the leading independent lime supplier to move their stone away from the working face. Britcon has, in the past delivered the £400,000 Quarry Fines building which can be found on the same site in Kirmington. The Quarry Fines building houses a bulk store, screen house, crusher house, microlime plant and ancillary facilities. The company was appointed to deliver the new tipping station because of Britcon’s site experience and exiting long-term relationship with Singleton Birch Ltd. The new station now feeds the stone into an existing feeder and on to the company’s network of conveyors in order to initiate a significantly more efficient sorting process that will no doubt save Singleton Birch both time and money. Britcon has specialist expertise in mining and quarry construction projects and ha in the past worked on the £2.5 million infrastructure works at Glensanda Quarry which can be found on the Morvern Peninsula.

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Britcon Awarded a Contract Worth £280,000 in Order to Carry Out Work

Britcon has been awarded a contract worth £280,000 in order to carry out work on the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. The Building and civil engineering company has been given the contract on behalf of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust. A team from the civils department at Britcon have been contracted to carry out work to widen Barnsley Road in order to make it three laned. The work included in the contract also covers the improvement of a number of different pedestrian facilities. These pedestrian facilities that are in need of improvement is the lighting in the area and the bus stops along Barnsley Road. The work that will be carried out on Barnsley road by the building and civil engineering company will be the second contract that Britcon has carried out for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust. Last year Britcon managed to secure a place on their Contractors’ Framework, and since then has already completed a £700,000 contract for the Trust that involved extending the parking facilities at the Northern General and The Jessop Wing. This second contract will have a number of challenges to overcome in order to be delivers successfully, one of these is the hospital operating 24 hours a day. Britcon has said that in order to overcome this they are working with the hospital in order to look for the most efficient way to accommodate both public and critical ambulance access to the hospital and other routes in the area. Britcon are hoping that the project will be completed in just 18 weeks, an ambitious schedule but one that should be able to accommodate the environment while carrying out the work. The Contractors’ Framework that has been set up by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust will be investing millions of pounds in order to improve a range of hospital facilities over the course of the next five years.

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Britcon Has Been Appointed to Carry Out Work to Refurbish the Central Hall

Britcon has been appointed to carry out work to refurbish the Central Hall on Campus West of the University of York. The Yorkshire based building and civil engineering company has been awarded after Britcon has successfully completed the refurbishment project that has taken place at the Information Centre of the University. The refurbishment of the Information Centre cost £68,000. The new contract for the University of York’s Central Hall is worth £700,000 and makes up part of a programme of refurbishment works that is planned for the University. This planned refurbishment will take place over the course of the next three years. The project at Central Hall has started, with Britcon working on upgrading the existing mechanical and electrical infrastructure. The building and civil engineering company will also replace all of the existing windows in favour of curtain walling which will improve the energy efficiency of the building. The scheme of work that have been planned for the University of York project is expected to last for ten weeks. Britcon has a wealth of experience with carrying out work for clients in the education sector. The business has recently finished work on sites including The University of Bradford, The University of Huddersfield and Queen Ethelberga’s Collegiate. Britcon has also completed contracts for Royds Hall School in Huddersfield, Roundhay Primary School, which is in Leeds and Ward Green School in Barnsley. As well as carrying out work within the education sector, Britcon engages with the same education establishments in order to support learning practices in the construction sector. This support comes in a number of different forms and includes setting coursework around the projects they are carrying out, providing educational site visits and opportunities for placements. The building and civil engineering company has been established for over 26 years and has more than 90 directly employed staff members. Britcon is currently listed on the London Stock Exchange and was recognised by being included in its latest report of 1000 Companies to Inspire Europe.

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Britcon Announced That They Have Made Three New Senior Appointments

Britcon has announced that they have made three new senior appointments at their offices in Wakefield. The Building and civil engineering business has now increased their Yorkshire base team numbers to 12 with the new appointments. The Wakefield base was first opened in 2014 and over the past 12 months is has doubled its size. The first appointment to Britcon is Brian French, who has joined the company as a senior quantity surveyor. Brian French will be bringing more than 40 years’ experience as part of the building, civil engineering and fit out sectors to his new role where it is thought that he will be taking commercial responsibility for Eddie Stobart and York University initially. Brian has worked for a number of years and ha specific expertise in project cost management for private commercial sectors as well as the local authority and projects for the NHS. The second appointment to the Wakefield base is Tony Mulcrone, who will also be a site manager for the Britcon team. Mulcrone comes from a strong engineering background and it is thought that he will add value as part of the construction projects Britcon are involved in. Tony will be especially valuable when involved with construction projects that contain a great deal of emphasis on sub-structures and external works. The third appointment is Craig Bell, who has been recruited to the Britcon Engineering Services division as the structural steel 3D draftsman. Craig Bell has worked in the past for a number of Yorkshire steel fabrication firms in a number of different roles including draughtsman, buyer and estimator roles. Craig is currently working for Britcon Engineering Services on a Bulk Store project that is located IN King Lynn for ABP. Craig is also working on a project in Lancashire for Rolls Royce. These three appointments have been made to reflect Britcon’s continuous growth in Yorkshire. This growth is important due to major client instructions coming from York University, BASF, Eddie Stobart, Cepac and Bradford City Council. The company has also recently managed to secure a place as part of the contractors framework for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust.

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Britcon to Build Biggest Food Recycling Plant in South of England

Britcon has earned a construction contract worth £13.5m to deliver a Dagenham-based anaerobic digestion plant on behalf of food waste recycling company ReFood (UK) Ltd. The £32m site is set to become the South of England’s leading integrated anaerobic digestion (AD) plant dedicated to food waste. The company’s appointment comes after its construction of a £24m Widnes-based plant which was completed two years ago, as well as a £20m site built in 2011 in Doncaster. The construction of these sites has propelled ReFood to become the market leader in Europe for recycling food chain by-products and across the continent operates 11 AD sites. The new Dagenham facility shall be able to recycle 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year, while also generating in excess of 2,000m2/hr of methane gas. By applying gas to grid (G2G) technology the methane is to be upgraded to emulate the quality of natural gas, meaning it can be directly injected in to the national grid, meaning enough power will be produced to power over 10,000 homes in the UK. The site is to be built in the London Sustainable Industries Park (SIP), Dagenham Dock and is due to open its doors next summer following the end of the 66-week construction programme. The work will also include the construction of a modern office complex, as well as a de-packaging building. John Whitmore, Britcon Director, said the company was delighted to be once again working for ReFood (UK) in constructing the company’s third UK AD plant. Mr Whitmore added that Britcon were successful in securing another contract with ReFood (UK) thanks to their record of providing an experienced manner to construction, providing flexibility and full delivery of plans. Meanwhile, Paul Morris, ReFood (UK) Operations Director, said that Britcon have shown themselves to be highly proficient and experienced in such a complex part of construction whilst agreeing with our agenda for sustainability.  

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