Metnor Construction, part of the Newcastle based Metnor Group, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a record number of new wins including a £17million project with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Established in May 2002, the division operates primarily in the PRS (private residential sector), care home, hotels and leisure, data centres and retail sectors. Metnor Construction’s activities as Principal Contractor cover traditional contracting, design and build and partnering. The company which employs 60 people, is based at Metnor House in Killingworth, Newcastle upon Tyne.
With expertise to carry out multiple large scale projects, typical contract values for the business range from £1m to £50m. And despite the challenges of the pandemic, turnover for Metnor Construction is forecast to reach £90 million in 2022.
Operating across the UK, recently completed and current works for the business include two major private residential schemes at Market Quarter in Rugby, and another in Warrington, a healthcare centre in Kettering, alongside a number of student accommodation contracts.
And now the firm is celebrating its anniversary with a prestigious new local client win. After a competitive tender, they are delighted to have been awarded the Principal Contractor role at the new NHS training centre at Cramlington Hospital. The £17million Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust project is a 6,750 square metre development which will accommodate a clinical skills and nursing training centre of excellence, conference facilities, office space, meeting rooms and flexible areas for clinical use. The project which is due to start in July 2022 will also include a drive through Starbucks.
Such state-of-the-art facilities will not just support the local communities in which they serve, but also the many students and clinical staff looking to start or further their careers in the NHS.
In line with Metnor Construction’s strong focus on collaboration and working with local communities, they will also be planning several engagement days for local schools in the area. The aim of these events providing an opportunity to learn about the Cramlington Hospital construction project and careers in the sector. Those interested in attending can contact Meaghan Baird on MBaird@metnor.co.uk
Chris McDonnell, Pre Construction Director at Metnor Construction said: “We’re really delighted with the win at Cramlington Hospital. Our growing reputation and credentials in the healthcare sector coupled with our local North East delivery team have played a significant role in helping us secure the appointment. It’s a fantastic and exciting opportunity to be supporting the NHS in delivering this key facility and we look forward to getting started.”
Alongside a raft of new client wins, the business has ambitious plans for growth, expanding the team further and recruiting a number of key operational roles. The new positions also support Metnor Construction’s commitment to investing in talent and extending their service offering.
Chris Cant, CEO of Metnor Group said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating our 20 year anniversary with such a prestigious win at Cramlington Hospital. We’re forecasting record turnover and it’s thanks to our fantastic staff, supportive clients and suppliers that we’re tracking such ambitious growth.”
Like many firms in the construction sector, the last two years have been the most challenging in our history. Continuing supply chain issues and soaring prices remain at large, but due to our robust tendering procedures we’ve been able to deliver projects on time and on budget.
During that time, we’ve made significant changes to the business, defining and driving our core values and bringing in new operational and commercial professionals to add to our existing team
This focus has certainly paid off and we’ve got an exciting pipeline ahead. To achieve that vision however we remain committed to delivering the highest possible service for our clients, continuing to collaborate with many of our key stakeholders and suppliers. There is certainly a busy time ahead for our team, but it’s one we are very much looking forward to.”