– GRAHAM’s live project portfolio in Northern Ireland to reach in excess of £400m –
Co. Down based GRAHAM Construction, which was recently named Major Contractor of the Year at the annual UK Building Awards in London, is set to hit a record £400m worth of live construction projects in Northern Ireland.
GRAHAM Construction, Northern Ireland’s largest construction company, delivers building, civil engineering and fit out projects for both public and private sector clients across the UK and Ireland.
Discussing the company’s growth, Michael Graham, Executive Chairman, GRAHAM Group, says: “We are delighted that GRAHAM’s live project portfolio has reached a value in excess of £400m in Northern Ireland. The current portfolio includes a major redevelopment of Acute Services at the Ulster Hospital (£180million); development of the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson (£130m); the stunning Grand Central Hotel for The Hasting Group in Belfast (£53million); and a student residential scheme on Little Patrick Street in Belfast (£21.6million), to name but a few.
“We couldn’t have achieved this growth and sustained development without our fantastic, dedicated staff. Their experience and expertise is one of our unique selling points. Indeed, recently winning the Major Contractor of the Year award, widely acknowledged as the most prestigious recognition of excellence within the UK construction industry, is a testament to their professionalism. This accolade has firmly established GRAHAM as a major player in the construction sector across the UK and Ireland.”
GRAHAM Construction is currently working on over 100 live sites (50 building, 44 civils and 14 fit-out) across the UK and Ireland.
Significant GB-based projects include being appointed as the delivery partner for The London Borough of Barnet’s £150m major works portfolio on a five year basis; a £35m residential project in Manchester; and the £163m Baird and Anchor projects for NHS Grampian in Scotland.
Commenting on the markets that GRAHAM Construction is operating in, Mr Graham adds: “Our core markets remain strong, given the UK Government’s infrastructure spend and a strong pipeline of opportunity in building, interior fit-out and facilities management. Our business units provide us with a well-balanced service offering within the group and all are underpinned by a healthy order book in excess of £1.1billion.
“GRAHAM remains focused on its continued and sustainable growth, working collaboratively with clients and industry partners to successfully deliver lasting impact, value and innovation across a wide range of sectors and signature projects.”
With records dating back over 200 years, privately-owned GRAHAM employs approximately 2,100 employees across its UK and Ireland operations. Over 1,100 of these employees are from Northern Ireland, with the company headquarters located in Hillsborough, County Down.
The GRAHAM Group, which deals in construction, asset management and project investment businesses, saw group turnover for the year 2016 to 2017 rise by 11% to £565m (£508m a year earlier), and profit sales of £16 million.
In the past five years GRAHAM has also risen from 140 to its current position of 16 in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250, which ranks the UK’s mid-market growth private companies with the biggest sales.
The company has also recently achieved the coveted Investors in People Platinum standard, making it one of only two companies in Northern Ireland to currently hold this level of accreditation.
GRAHAM has 15 offices across the UK and Ireland: Hillsborough, Belfast, Dublin, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dumfries, Edinburgh, Durham, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Cambridge, St Albans, London and Bristol.