Clark Contracts buoyed by over £20m of new deals

Gordon Cunningham
Gordon Cunningham

Clark Contracts has secured over £20 million of new construction and refurbishment contracts across Scotland so far this year.

New work for the Paisley-based construction firm includes two contracts for Renfrewshire Council with a combined value of just over £8m to build the new St Fergus’ Primary School in Paisley, and complete extension and refurbishment work at the shared campus of Mossvale Primary School and St James’ Primary School, also in Paisley.

Two contracts from Inverclyde Council, with a combined value of more than £5.8m, involve completing the redevelopment of the council’s vehicle maintenance facility at Pottery Street, Greenock, and the refurbishment of the former police court building in Greenock, to create offices for the council’s property services section.

The new business wins also feature three new contracts from Edinburgh University; the redevelopment of the university’s Pleasance complex, refurbishment of laboratory facilities at the Fleeming Jenkins Building and window refurbishment at Warrender Park Crescent.

Clark Contracts is also to complete the conversion of the Nethanvale Building, creating 52 apartments at the Auchlochan Garden Retirement Village, near Lesmahagow for MHA, the care home operator founded by members of the Methodist Church in 1943.

Managing director Gordon Cunningham, told The Herald: “There is still some margin pressure in the industry, but our average projects are getting larger and business is getting back up to prerecession levels.”

The firm has also been appointed onto the NHS National Services Scotland Framework for medium value construction projects and minor building works for NHS clients across Scotland.

As part of this framework Clark Contracts will be delivering projects ranging in value from £50k to £1m for the following health boards; Dumfries and Galloway, Borders, Fife, Forth Valley, Grampian, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Lothian, Lanarkshire and Tayside.

Gordon Cunningham added: “We look forward to delivering a range of new projects for the NHS building on our previous experience of projects including the refurbishment of Ayrshire Central Hospital, construction of SMART Centre at Astley Ainsley hospital and over £9m of fit out work within the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.”

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