Record order book for construction firm

THE Jackson Construction Group has announced a record forward order book totalling £90 million from its main contracting business, Jackson Construction, and its special projects division, Jackson Building Services.

THE Jackson Construction Group has announced a record forward order book totalling £90 million from its main contracting business, Jackson Construction, and its special projects division, Jackson Building Services.

The figures represent a 100% increase for Jackson Building Services, to a total of £10 million, and a 45% growth for Jackson Construction, to £80 million.

Jackson Construction has secured new work across a wide range of industry sectors, with its accommodation, commercial and public divisions all securing new business as well as increasing the number and value of projects from existing clients.

Recent high profile wins have included a £7.2 million development to construct an eight-lane competition swimming pool in Braintree, an influential four-year framework deal with national housing provider, Housing 21, a £5.8 million extra care scheme with Sanctuary Housing in Barnet and two projects totalling £5.4 million at the Chesterford Research Park near Cambridge.


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Jackson Building Services, the group's smaller projects division, has also continued to play a key role in the overall success of the group with growth across all sectors.

Its latest project awards include a £1.1 million scheme to build office accommodation at Hillside Business Park, Bury St Edmunds, a stand improvement project at the NatWest Rowley Mile Racecourse in Newmarket and a £900,000 scheme for affordable housing developer Iceni Homes in Colchester.

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Projects recently completed by Jackson Construction include the £14million Riverside Heights development of luxury apartments in Carrow Road, Norwich and a new £9million headquarters and buoy yard for the Trinity Light House Service in Harwich.

Jackson Building Service's recent completions include a £1.6million activities centre at Whitlingham Country Park, near Norwich, and a £1.4million upgrade at Ipswich Town Hall.

Bernard Clarke, managing director of Ipswich-based Jackson Construction, said: “By structuring the business into key divisions we offer clients true sector focused expertise and can add real value at the very outset of the contracting process.

“This approach has provided tangible benefits for both existing and new clients and has made a significant contribution to our record forward order book.

“Jackson Building Services continues to highlight the value of a small works business with quality, expertise and flexibility at its core and I am personally delighted with the hard work and dedication of our team who continue to make a massive contribution to the growing success of the Jackson group.”

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