50 years experience

Sutcliffe completes new Harrogate facility for Belzona International

Leading North Yorkshire-based construction company Sutcliffe Construction completes new £4.3 million state-of-the-art global training facility and 3,665 sqm warehouse and distribution centre for Belzona International at its Claro Road HQ in Harrogate. This is the company’s second project for Belzona International following on from the successful completion of an underground fire water attenuation tank project completed in 2016.

Belzona International specialises in erosion, corrosion and chemical protection and is a world leader in the design and manufacture of repair composite materials and protective coatings for machinery, equipment, buildings and structures. The new 3-storey building features a dual span hipped roof, Kingspan Benchmark cladding and a dock loading system. The steel frame and detailing was made by Sutcliffe at its Skipton-based steel fabrication plant.

Neil Robinson, Administrative Systems Director, Belzona said: “We are very proud of our Yorkshire heritage, and have been considering our site expansion for some years. Delivery of quality, timely solutions to our customers around the globe is the essence of our business, and we are very excited to be able to continue our investment in our Harrogate facility which will help drive our projected global growth for many years to come. Key to realising this strategic aim was the selection of a local partner that not only shared our desire for quality and value, but also had the necessary skills to deliver it, and Sutcliffe Construction, for us, was the clear winner in this regard.”

James Sutcliffe, managing director, Sutcliffe Construction, said: “Belzona is a leader in its field with a very clear vision of what it wants. Last year’s project meant that the Sutcliffe team was very familiar with the Claro road site so there was no learning curve. This was an exciting project and working with one of the area’s longest established and well respected firms. As a construction company, it’s always great to be invited back to a site you are familiar with to develop it further and have the opportunity to add extra value.”

A multinational with a 65-year history Belzona Polymerics has offices in Europe, North America and Asia and a global distribution network of over 140 distributors in more than 120 countries. Established in Elland, West Yorkshire in 1952, Belzona moved to Harrogate in 1957 where it pioneered the development of innovative polymer technology. In 2008, it invested £3.5 million to  expand its existing facility, create extra manufacturing capability and more staff facilities. The architect on the new build was Norr Architects and structural engineering consultant was Blue Sky Consultancy.

Sutcon has finished a new car park and smoking shelter for the Mint Group’s Inferno Nightclub in South London topped with an open roof and acoustic louvred sides to direct smoke and noise skyward – as you can see, the client couldn’t be happier!

Sutcon has finished a new car park and smoking shelter for the Mint Group’s Inferno Nightclub in South London topped with an open roof and acoustic louvred sides to direct smoke and noise skyward – as you can see, the client couldn’t be happier! In Huddersfield, we’ve just completed a 315sqm extension and doubled the car park space for clean controlled environment specialist, PBSC. In Keighley, we handed over our second job for precision engineering company Advanced Couplings – a 2-storey office suite constructed inside the factory which had reached full capacity. We also made the steel frame and fitted out the office. Two more containers including steelworks for Byworth Boilers and its clients AB Agri and Kones Food were finished in spring. In Oldham, we topped off a 530sqm extension for GGR group, a lifting products and services specialist, that forms a training/storage facility for spider crane operators. The steel frame, cladding and canopy trim to match the rest of the site were made by Sutcon too. Recently, we tested the rooflights – fitted by us back in 2000 – at Silent Night’s factory in Barnoldswick. All tested fully compliant so there’s nothing for them to lose any sleep over.

Sutcon is now on site in Harrogate for new multi-national client Belzona Polymerics developing a bunded area and work has started at Westville House School in Ilkley to build a new early years unit and hub, all part of a £1m expansion.

Sutcon is venturing further south again, this time to Birmingham working for Aston Manor Cider. We are making the steel portal frame, foundations and cladding for its new 350sqm vehicle servicing centre and inspection bays at a new multi-million logistics centre off the M6 near Witton.

Sutcon has extended its support of Grassington Festival for 2016. The 15-day multi-form festival is in its 36th year and has become one of Yorkshire’s top art and music festivals with a jam-packed daily schedule. Headline acts for 2016, which runs from 17 June – 2 July, include former Soft Cell founder Marc Almond and 70s punk legends, The Stranglers.

James Sutcliffe, managing director, Sutcon, says: “Having been based in the Skipton area since we started over 40 years ago, Sutcon has strong local roots and we’re a big fan of local events especially the Grassington Festival ¬ which is nearly as old as us! For 2016, we’ve extended our support so if you get up there you’ll see plenty of Sutcon banners and we’ll be showing up at even more events than usual!”

This year’s line-up also includes: comedians Rich Hall, Rob Beckett and Shapi Khorsandi, Hackney Colliery Band, Hue and Cry, Calendar Girls, Ruby Turner, Snake Davis, Bootleg Beatles and Skipton Building Society Camerata.

Last year over 27,000 enjoyed the event centred around the lovely village of Grassington and 2016’s programme is even better. If you haven’t booked any tickets yet, we’re making it easy for you – just click on the link here. http://www.grassingtonfestival.org.uk/

Sutcliffe’s redevelopment of a 10-acre brownfield site for award-winning Yorkshire landscaping and forestry supply company Green-tech Ltd finished on schedule and the company’s 40 staff moved in November. The multi-use HQ complex includes offices, retail, and warehouses in an environmentally-friendly park is now home to Green-tech’s £10 million business and a showcase for its 6,000 plus product range.

Rachel Kay, managing director, Green-tech Ltd, said: “We are delighted with our choice of contractor in Sutcliffe Construction. It has been professional, conscientious and adaptable at every point.”

“The site has been incredibly well run, with an energetic and enthusiastic team of people and it has delivered at every stage of the process from quote right through to completion – most importantly it has been delivered on time.  Sutcliffe has certainly taken the hassle out of this large building project and we will have no hesitation in using them for future phases.”

Designed by Lawrence Hannah architects, the project maximises use of the space to house a vast number of product lines in seven new buildings – a head-office for Green- tech, three warehouses, a single-storey office for rental and retail units in mixed styles and materials from single skin cladding to cedar cladding and traditional masonry – plus an environmentally- friendly soakaway system including drainage ponds.

The development, to be known as Rabbit Hill Park, is located between junctions 47 and 48 off the A1.

Sutcliffe has wide experience with brownfield sites and ecologically-sensitive developments. It recently completed builds on brownfield sites for Yorwaste, Lithos Consulting in Wetherby, and Crown Paints in Blackburn.

Sutcliffe Construction has won a £2 million contract to redevelop a 10-acre brownfield site for award-winning landscape and forestry supplier, Green-tech Ltd.  The multi-use complex, set for completion in November 2015, will be home to Green-tech’s £10 million business, 40 staff and a showcase for its 6,000 plus product range.

James Sutcliffe, managing director, Sutcliffe Construction, said: “Green-tech is a fast-growing company with ambitious plans and a big supporter of like-minded Yorkshire companies.  We’re delighted to be working with the Green-tech team who are experienced in the construction sector and passionate about the landscape environment. This well-planned development gives Sutcliffe an opportunity to demonstrate a range of construction expertise from steel-fabrication to traditional masonry and ecological elements such as soakaway ponds – all on one 10-acre site.”

The development, to be known as Rabbit Hill Park, located between junctions 47 and 48 off the A1, is being part-funded by a £200,000 grant from the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership’s Business Grant Programme.

Rachel Kay, managing director, Green-tech Ltd, said, “Green-tech is a progressive business and we are growing at an exceptional pace, with new product developments and bolt-on acquisitions within our pipeline of future work. This new purpose build will give us the capacity to increase our output and staff numbers once again as well as becoming a valued asset in the local area. As a Yorkshire-based business, locally sourced equipment, consumables and expertise is a principle that runs through the core of Green-tech. Sutcliffe Construction is a natural fit for the project and our business as a whole.

Designed by Lawrence Hannah architects, the project maximises use of the space for a business that houses a vast number of product lines including rural supplies, grounds maintenance equipment, soils, wildflower seeds and the latest additions which include a range of ecological products. The project involves demolishing existing buildings and constructing seven new buildings – a head-office for Green-tech, three warehouses, a single-storey office for rental and retail units in mixed styles and materials from single skin cladding to cedar cladding for the HQ and traditional masonry for the offices. Sutcliffe is also creating an environmentally-friendly soakaway system including drainage ponds. It will hand over the HQ to Green-tech in September and finish the complex in November.

Sutcliffe Construction is a principal contractor and expert steel frame fabricator that builds all over the north of England and beyond. It believes in building smart to add value, forging successful partnerships and creating a finished product that exceeds expectations. Sutcliffe has turned this approach into a way of working that has won it loyal customers nationwide and a growing portfolio of commercial and industrial builds up to £6 million.

Sutcliffe has wide experience in the redevelopment of brownfield sites and ecologically-sensitive developments. It has recently completed builds on brownfield sites for Yorwaste, Lithos Consulting in Wetherby and for Crown Paints in Blackburn. Its clients include multinationals such as Cinetic Landis, Aggregate Industries and Graphic Packaging International.

Winner of many industry awards and ranked a Top 50 SME in Yorkshire, Green-tech is a leader in the landscaping market, offering innovative products that enhance, protect and improve plants and their environment. Its clients include the Forestry Commission, local authorities, construction companies, landscape architects, water authorities, sports grounds and facilities management enterprises throughout the UK.

Sutcliffe Construction has finished its second factory for the rapidly-expanding soft drinks manufacturer, Cawingredients at its head office in Leeming Bar. The new factory of 8,800 sqm (95,000 sqft) has been designed to function as a product mixing operation as well as a warehouse. Cawingredients’ main operation on the same site is 15,300 sqm (165,000 sqft) and was built by Sutcliffe in 2010.

The new additional factory is part of a £45 million investment by Cawingredients at its Leeming Bar site in North Yorkshire which, over a three-year period, will create more than 100 new jobs and boost production and warehouse capacity. Construction involved a cut and fill operation and an extremely fast turnaround – the project schedule was 10 months from request for proposal to completion. As well as the new factory, Sutcliffe also built a complete new roadway and car parking facility for 150 cars.

James Sutcliffe, managing director, Sutcliffe Construction, said: “We believe in building smart and there’s no better testament to the quality of Sutcliffe’s project management, design and construction skills than being given another complex multi-million pound project by Cawingredients. The biggest challenge in this project was the time frame. Cawingredients was keen to proceed with its expansion plans so design work that would normally take months for a project of this size and quality was done in weeks.”

Cawingredients, set up in 2010, occupies a 26-acre site and provides a range of manufacturing, bottling, packaging and product development and other advisory services to major drinks manufacturers. It had a turnover of £44.5 million in 2013.

Andrew J Cawthray, Chairman & Chief Executive, Cawingredients said: “Our experience of working with Sutcliffe on the first build gave us the confidence that they could deliver on time and that they understand the specifications we are working to. The Sutcliffe team as a whole bring added value to any design parameter. They are competitive and not precious about any changes or additions we want or need to make.”

Sutcliffe Construction is a principal contractor and expert steel frame fabricator that builds all over the north of England and beyond. It believes in building smart to add value, forge successful partnerships and create a finished product that exceeds expectations. Sutcliffe has turned this approach into a way of working that has won it loyal customers nationwide and a growing portfolio of commercial and industrial builds up to £6 million.

James added: “We believe in being active partners in every project. As principal contractors, we work hard to understand what’s important to each client and their business and what are their objectives and values. We excel at providing design and build improvements based on a ‘value-engineering’ concept that is more cost-effective and reduces build time. Having our own steel fabrication factory also helps us control what can be a critical aspect of a build.”

Sutcliffe has wide experience in the manufacturing sector. It has recently completed builds for multinationals Cinetic Landis and Aggregate Industries, as well as local companies such as Advanced Component Technology, Byworth Boilers and Crown Paints.

Cawingredients Ltd flagship facility in Leeming Bar comprises a state-of-the-art production plant, head office, research and development centre and warehouse for ingredients and finished product completed in 2010 by Sutcliffe working with Bowman Riley Architects. The 12-month project included a ‘cut and fill’ operation of 36,000 cubic metres to level the site and four steel spans totalling 135m with ‘goal post’ bracing to optimise space. 

Cawingredients is Andrew Cawthray’s re-entry into the soft drinks category having sold his firm Macaw Soft drinks to the Cott Corporation in 2005 for £76 million.

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