Sutcliffe Construction completes vital expansion for GGR in Oldham

New extension to house training facility for the UK’s number one lifting solutions and services specialist.

Leading northern construction company Sutcliffe Construction has completed the expansion GGR Group’s plant in Oldham with the addition of a 530sqm extension that forms a training/storage facility for spider crane operators. GGR Group, an award-winning national lifting products and services specialist, also contracted Sutcliffe to fabricate the steel frame, cladding and canopy trim to match the rest of the site.

Graeme Riley, chief executive of GGR Group, said: “As our business has grown, so has the demand for extra workspace and storage. We didn’t want to incur unnecessary costs and disruption to the business by relocating, so that’s why we decided to create extra facilities on-site. We are delighted with our new, purpose-built unit which not only blends in well with our main building, but has also allowed us to create a larger outdoor work space and extra parking for staff and visitors.”

The build, which took 8 weeks, involved a careful planning and execution working with limitations on crane usage and restricted heights because of proximity to major power lines. A phased development was scheduled so operations were not disrupted on the site.The architect on the project was John Barnes and the engineers were Bridgewater Engineers.

James Sutcliffe, managing director, Sutcliffe Construction, said: “The project with GGR at its HQ is our first with the group and it has had a positive impact on the smooth running of what is an expanding company. The build was challenging since the extension utilised a tight space and teams had to take account of major power cables overhead and not disrupt operations on-site.”

‘The result is a much more effective use of the GGR site and a great demonstration of Sutcliffe’s commitment to building smart and adding value at every stage for the client,” he added.

Based just outside Skipton, Sutcliffe Construction has evolved ‘building smart’ into a way of working that creates partnerships, adds value for clients and results in a finished product that makes owners’ proud. This approach has won it loyal customers nationwide and a growing portfolio of commercial, industrial and educational builds in the manufacturing, food, transport, and leisure industries.

James added, “We work as active partners with clients providing design and build improvements based on a ‘value-engineering’ concept that can save them time and money. As well as principal contractors, we’re also steel-frame building specialists with a 3D-modelling team and our own steel fabrication plant in Hellifield that gives us total control on quality and delivery schedules.”

Sutcliffe Construction works with leading architects and a growing number of multinationals including Fives Landis, Cawingredients, Aggregate Industries as well as well-known Yorkshire entities such as Green-tech and Giggleswick School. It built the iconic Ilkley Rugby Clubhouse.


About Sutcliffe Construction

Sutcliffe Construction is a leading construction company and steel-frame fabricator in the North of England with increasing numbers of clients across the Midlands and Southeast. With the capability to handle contracts from £50,000 to £6 million and total projects from design to civils, build and fit-out, Sutcliffe is preeminent in the industrial and commercial sector with a growing reputation for building smart to create cost-effective solutions and smooth building process. Sutcliffe Construction is a privately-owned independent based in Yorkshire with a 40-year reputation for providing clients with quality solutions and adding value.

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