JR Group's the proposed new office development in Paisley

JR Group’s the proposed new office development in Paisley

Paisley-based JR Group has secured over £35 million of orders for its new construction division within its first year of trading.

The company, which had originally specialised in scaffolding and building services, launched a dedicated construction division in February last year with the appointment of Gary McGregor as new managing director.

The new construction contracts include a variety of developments such as new affordable housing in Luss Village, Loch Lomond, the refurbishment of a former mill in Denny and a new doctor’s surgery in Ratho.

The division is also poised to commence work on a variety of new build construction projects later this year throughout Glasgow, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

As a result, the company has taken on three new apprentices and has also successfully tendered and was appointed to two significant national frameworks with the Link Group, one of Scotland’s largest housing associations, and the SPA Framework.

Gary McGregor said: “The company has been deeply entrenched in the construction business since it was established hence it was a natural progression to set up our own dedicated construction division and we are delighted with the progress made to date.  We are very thankful to our customers for the opportunities created and to the network of consultants for their work throughout the year, as well as our employees for their continual support.”

The company has also invested £150,000 in expanding and upgrading its premises in Paisley and work is currently underway to create new offices, warehousing and storage facilities for let.

Mr McGregor added: “Our business plan centres around significant growth and expansion of our premises is key to that. It makes sense to take advantage of the land available and create a new working environment for the Group.”

Director John Horne said: “We’re delighted how well the first year has gone. It’s exciting times for our Group, however, we’re not complacent and are very much aware of that we need to continue to excel.”