Derbyshire firm celebrates homecoming with £20m of contract wins

Image: David Morley Architects

A Derbyshire construction firm has won over £20 million worth of orders, including an £11 million contract to build homes in Matlock where it was founded.

Alfreton-based Wildgoose Construction has started work on the first phase a development at Matlock Spa which will see 494 homes built on the site of the disused Cawdor Quarry off Matlock Spa Road.

The first phase of the scheme will see 15 houses and 38 apartments, in three blocks, built alongside retail space. The houses, which were designed by David Morley Architects for Rifkind Associates, are due for completion by spring 2020 and the apartments by the end of 2020.

The company has also started work on an £8.2 million 80-bed care home in Wixams, Bedfordshire for Hamberley Development, and is currently on site at Loughborough University, working on a £1.6 million contract to convert the existing Edward Herbert building into lecture theatres.

Director Jonathan Wildgoose said: “Our order book is in great shape and we are delighted to have won these significant orders.

“We are also thrilled to be working in education, at Loughborough University, and returning to Matlock, where our business was founded in 1896, to be part of a significant and stunning housing development.”