Following on from our recent award success we are pleased to announce the company is currently on site at the £2.9 million Keighley Police Station for West Yorkshire Police and has just commenced the first of six partnered Children’s Centres for Wakefield Metropolitan Borough Council totaling nearly £2.5 million. The company has recently completed a laboratory complex at South Craven School for North Yorkshire County Council at a value of £1 million and other significant contracts have been secured with City of York Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and North Yorkshire County Council.
Hot off the press………., Parkinson Directors and a number of the “Team” attended the Contract Journal Construction Industry Awards ceremony hosted by Clive Anderson at the Grosvenor House, London. Following which, we are very proud to announce our success in achieving the highly prestigious award for SME Contractor of the Year 2005!
The judges stated that, “this category saw some of the toughest competition in this year’s awards”, “an excellent presentation from a company doing lots of good things”.
News hot off the Press!……..We are proud to announce that we have been short listed to go through to the next heat and are one of five other contractors to be put forward for this prestigious award!
Parkinson Building Contractors have recently been awarded the contract to build one of the first ever exemplar designed schools in the UK. The contract value will be in the region of £7m
The company was up against some very strong competition, with both local and national organisations applying for the contract.
The works involve the demolition of the old Devonshire Road School, which was a listed building and the target of an arson attack. The school will be constructed on the original site with anticipated completion scheduled for the last quarter of 2006.
Cllr Ivan Talyor, responsible for the Devonshire Road Primary School predicted at the “Sod Cutting Ceremony”, which was attended by local dignitaries, teachers and pupils of the old school, “This is going to be special, we don’t want to build a conventional school that wouldn’t grip the imagination of the Blackpool people”. Features of the new school will include: Beehive Design, allowing for classrooms and a play area on the same level, as well as a flexible social area and multi use sports area for pupils. Project due for completion, September 2006.
Seen here is Peter Glenn who attended an award ceremony on behalf of The Civic Trust. The Customer One Stop Initiative to Blackpool Borough Council. This project was a phased partnered referbishment with a value in excess of £2.5 million,which was undertaken by Parkinson Building Contractors
We have all worked extremely hard to achieve a number of targets which were set out at the beginning of the year. Following are a number of our team successes:
- 50% growth in partnering contracts – partnering now represents over 56% of our annual turnover
- In close competition with major, national building contractors we were awarded the contract to build one of the first ever “Exemplar” schools in the UK
- We achieved a place on Blackpool Borough Council’s three year partnering framework
- Awarded the British Safety Councils “International Safety Award”, for 80,000 man hours worked – without any reportable incidents or accidents at one of our most major contracts to date
- Introduced new logo and corporate identity
- Re-Launch of new “York” office
- Launch of new Parkinson web site
- Publication of the new Parkinson brochure
Due to our commitment and hard work, we felt that there was no better time to shout about our achievements for 2004/5, therefore we have entered our submission for this prestigious award. We will find out later this year if we have been successfully short listed and the winner will be announced in October of this year.
During July our Manchester regional operation will relocate to a new office suite in Bury. This will provide much easier access for both staff and visitors alike and will provide a more amenable environment for our Manchester “team”.
Our health and safety statistics continue to be a testimony to the company’s safety ethos. We have been awarded the British Safety Council’s “International Safety Award” in recognition of 80,000 man hours worked without any reportable incidents or accidents at St George’s School, Blackpool.