Britcon nominated to provide ideal £ 16million heating extension
Construction company British has been appointed prime contractor to achieve a Â£ 16million expansion for Ideal Heating at its head office in Hull.
The 116,000 square foot expansion will more than double the size of the existing warehouse, allowing the company to increase production of low carbon heating products. It will be also include the construction of a new office building, a parking lot and infrastructure works including a new access road to the site. Ideal Heating employs over 750 people in Hull and another 250 elsewhere in the UK.
In 2019, it became the first boiler manufacturer in the world to be ISO 50001 certified for energy management, achieving this international standard through measures including the use of renewable materials and energy resources in its design process. and production.
Jason Speedy, Director of Operations at Ideal Heating, said: âThis investment is part of a larger and more ambitious plan to significantly grow our business through the introduction of low carbon products for the future. The expansion will allow us to accelerate the production of these and other new innovative heating technologies, thus strengthening our well-established green credentials and creating more high-quality jobs in the city.
âWe are delighted to be working with Britcon as a strategic delivery partner following a rigorous competitive bidding process where they were rated on delivery, safety, cost and quality of the bid. . After a number of site visits for comparable projects, we have been very impressed with Britcon’s approach to health and safety, value engineering and overarching commitment to local engagement.
Nick Shepherd, Managing Director of Britcon, added: âWe are delighted to be awarded this contract as a local company and to support Ideal Heating in the pursuit of its low carbon program.
âWe have a strong local supply chain and are delighted to partner with our client and associated stakeholders not only to make this project happen, but also using our experience and resources to provide local employment opportunities. during the construction period.
“This is a big boost for Britcon as we come out of the impact of Covid as well as Brexit and I am proud of how the company has evolved since I arrived in 2019 to be able to compete at the highest level. with impressive references and a fantastic team of professionals.
GGP Consult has been appointed to work alongside the two companies to provide project management, structural, civil and architectural services on the project. Construction will begin this month with delivery scheduled for fall 2022.