Joinery firm celebrates multi-million pound contracts

A specialist East Yorkshire joinery firm has contracts worth a combined £4m over the coming months.

Contractors have called upon the expertise of Melton-based Kingston Joinery for new hotel, health, community and student accommodation developments.

The business said the contract wins have ensured the best start to a year in terms of agreeing contracts for new work in the firm’s 11-year history, already putting on course to beat last year’s turnover of £6m.

Managing director Craig O’Leary said: “When you are a growing company like ours has been for the last few years, you find yourself working with more contractors and receiving an increasing number of referrals and repeat contracts. In that situation it is all too easy to take on too much and overstretch yourselves, and we have been mindful not to do that.

“We have worked hard to expand the business year on year and we have done that, but the focus has always been on bringing in the right people and expertise to secure the right jobs, and then deliver on our promises.

“That is what has kept the business coming through our doors and we are delighted with how 2018 has gone so far. With each year we have been entrusted to take on bigger and more prestigious jobs, but importantly we have been better placed to handle them.”

Included in the work recently secured is a 42-week contract at the site of a new multi-million pound residential development in Leeds, where 744 one, two and three bedroom apartments will be developed as part of the Sweet Street development led by Interserve.

The firm is also currently working on the final stages of an £800,000 contract at the new Hilton Hotel at Doncaster Racecourse, which is expected to open this summer.

It is providing the full internal fit of doors, ironmongery, general joinery and fixtures and fittings, working for FTSE 250 contractors Galliford Try.

The development will see a 154-guestroom hotel, Hilton’s first in the town, offer guests extensive panoramic views over the racecourse, which is home to the famous St Leger event.

A dedicated team has also been working in Sheffield on the development of an £8.5m 11-storey student accommodation complex for North Midland Construction.

The £299,000 four month contract for Kingston Joinery will see it complete internal joinery work on 190 en-suite bedrooms and apartments. It is the second phase of the Denby Street development, close to Sheffield United Football Club’s Bramall Lane stadium.

The firm has also been working for Harrogate based HACS Construction to transform the mid-18th century Grade II listed Grantley Hall in Ripon, North Yorkshire, into a five star 47 bedroom hotel and spa, whilst closer to home it is working for Kier Construction on a £400,000 contract at the new £16.4m staff accommodation block at Grimsby hospital, where 220 homes are being created to attract workers to the health service.

Other contracts secured for this summer include working for Hull-based Hobson & Porter at the new Preston Road Women’s Centre, and with Interserve at the University of Nottingham’s new Cripps Health Centre, which will provide healthcare services for students and staff.

“Securing such an impressive list of contracts has provided a great foundation for us to once again grow the business in 2018,” Mr O’Leary.

“Alongside our previous work, and a number of other prestigious contracts we continue to work on as those developments reach new stages, we have an impressive portfolio of work which is proving highly influential when we are competing for contractors against similar businesses, and those which are somewhat bigger than us.”