DAVID Wylie has been appointed managing director at CCG (Scotland) Ltd’s construction division.
Cambuslang-based CCG – which specialises in offsite methods – said David will be tasked with day-to-day project management of large scale social housing projects, as well as ensuring the construction division is working effectively with the group’s other divisions including CCG OSM, the offsite manufacturing arm, and CCG Homes, the newly re-launched private housing brand.
David has been with CCG for almost 20 years, starting out as a trainee quantity surveyor before undertaking further studies to become a qualified quantity surveyor before being appointed business strategy manager in 2012.
Earlier this year the CCG group reported its “strongest” financial year to date, with a turnover exceeding £144 million. Pre-tax profits also soared to over £9.1 million. The business is currently live on 1,500 homes across Scotland.
David said, “From my initial position as a trainee quantity surveyor, I’ve seen the construction industry go through a lot of changes over the past 20 years and it is really positive to see it in a period of buoyancy. Our bread and butter is social housing and the Scottish Government’s commitment to the delivery of 50,000 new homes by 2021 has allowed us to strengthen our position through the investments we’ve made in this sector. Approximately 85% of our housebuilding projects are done in partnership with local authorities and housing associations – a figure that has grown from 60% over the past three years.”
CCG said it has cemented a number of “strategic partnerships” to deliver housing programmes over the past year, including with the City of Edinburgh Council and local authorities in West Dunbartonshire, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire and Perth and Kinross.
David added, “Looking to the future it is essential that we continue to balance our social housing projects – be that new builds or refurbishment and renewal of existing stock – with private and commercial developments. The Scottish Government commitment to 50,000 new homes by 2021 has had a major impact in the industry and we are now keen to start planning and preparing for the next social housing investment programme.
“New innovations in housebuilding are happening all the time and we are working closely with Scottish local authorities to develop and pilot homes that are more energy efficient and have a significantly lower carbon footprint. We have an incredibly strong team at CCG and that is something I am eager to keep at the top of my priority list. So much of our success can be attributed to our workforce and over the coming years we will continue to grow our team organically. I am looking forward to the opportunities challenges that this new role will bring and to another successful year in 2019.”