A restructure to incorporate a General Contracting department in January 2016 is paying dividends for Casey. With almost £12 million of works on the books after just 15 months, the future is looking bright.

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The team headed by Operations Director John Hyland, was set up to carry out works in the health, education, blue light and retail sectors. In just 15 months it has £11.7 million of work in progress and has already handed over £1.7 million of completed works.

Casey General Contracting has won a number of newbuild contracts in the North West and Yorkshire for HB Villages.

HB Villages is a developer of specialist supported housing designed to meet the growing needs for housing and support of the country's vulnerable adults. Accommodation is generally a mix of apartments designed for those with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. With on-site support and specialist technology, the apartments are designed to allow the residents to live independently.

The site at Canalside in Bury had its official opening at the end of March, and the Casey team is currently on site in Rochdale, Buxton, Leeds and Barrow-in-Furness.

Works have also been completed on a retail unit (Co-Op) in Telford for New River Retail. A further retail unit (B&M Stores) is currently under construction at The Gateway Centre, Oldham, for CWRP. This store comprises 23,000 sq feet of this new retail park and is due for completion in summer 2017.

The most recent project win for the General Contracting team was with Nycomm, the tele- and video-communications equipment specialist based in Pendlebury, Manchester. Nycomm required an expansion of their warehousing facilities at their Agecroft site and Casey have begun work on increasing floorspace by more than 30%.

With a management and estimating team of 13, the General Contracting operation has grown quickly. "We're under no illusion that the future will be plain sailing but we have a great team who are working well together." said John Hyland. "We've had a good start and I have every confidence in our ability to keep this momentum going."