Contractor defies the downturn

SUFFOLK-based construction firm ISG Jackson is defying the recession with a burgeoning forward order book and a growing portfolio of high profile contract wins.

SUFFOLK-based construction firm ISG Jackson is defying the recession with a burgeoning forward order book and a growing portfolio of high profile contract wins.

The Ipswich-based contractor has just announced its appointment to an influential multi-million pound partnering framework with Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge to refurbish, extend and modernise ward facilities.

This latest win has helped contribute to a �144 million forward order book, extending into 2012, with 85% of budget already secured for 2009-10.

Other recent high profile contract awards include a �25.6 million project to build the new Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, the iconic �13.7 million Canada Water library building in Southwark and the latest project secured by the company's new Kent office, a �566,000 environmental study and community resource centre in Lewes, East Sussex.

ISG Jackson is also close to announcing its appointment to high profile leisure schemes in Essex and Suffolk with a combined value of �16 million.