Builder reports ‘positive’ start to second half of 2020

MCTAGGART Construction has announced it has started the second half of the year positively with a number of new contract wins, site starts and a senior appointment.

The housebuilder recently re-opened sites across central Scotland following the lockdown period and said it was confident of ‘short to medium term’ demand for housing.

CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) has verified McTaggart’s Covid-19 control measures and certified them as compliant with their nationally recognised standards.

McTaggart MD Gary Climson said, “We recognise that the last few months have been a worrying time for everyone. Spending an extended amount of time in our homes has put the need for high quality, affordable homes at the top of both the government and public agenda. We are keen to return to ‘business as usual’, while ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff and site workforce. As an established and highly resilient business, we look forward to scaling up our site operations in a sustainable manner that will create opportunities across the supply chain.”

New clients include North Lanarkshire Council, with McTaggart awarded a £3.7 million contract to build 20 new homes in Wishaw, and Lochfield Park Housing Association, who have tasked the business with delivering 84 new homes in Easterhouse.

The company has also been selected to deliver contracts for existing clients Link Group and Wheatley Group in Kirkintilloch and Cardonald respectively, totalling over £8 million of new business.

McTaggart’s development team has been strengthened with the introduction of John Turnbull, the former investment director of Clyde Valley Housing Association. Gary Climson added, “John is a highly respected member of the Scottish housing community and we are delighted that he has joined us. I have no doubt his experience and unique perspective will be greatly valued by our affordable housing clients.”