Linear hails first-year success of English operations

LINEAR Design & Construct (LDC) has hailed the first full year of trading from its England operation, with a turnover of over £10 million, accumulated from 12 ‘key’ projects.

The contractor revealed that, during its first year of trading, LDC England has secured contracts across a range of industries. The team has grown to 18 employees, with major contracts secured including the conversion of Investar Group’s Paragon House project in Old Trafford from existing office space to 115 apartments, the fit out of the AEW-designed 104,000 sq. ft industrial unit for Hilti at Carrington Gateway with CBRE, the creation of new space at Essa Academy in Great Lever to enhance facilities and increase capacity and three executive residential dwellings at  Swanlow Lane, Cheshire.

The business has also moved into a new office in Altrincham South Manchester, alongside Linear Projects and Group colleagues, and opened a satellite office in Yorkshire.

Dan Hooker, MD of LDC England, said, “Whilst this past year has been defined by unforeseen challenges, we are delighted to have delivered such a positive and successful result for the business and been able to truly established ourselves in the region. I am proud and humbled to say our offer has appealed to a broad spectrum of clients and we’ve been able to build ourselves a strong reputation for high quality delivery in a short period of time.

“The calibre of the projects we’ve secured is testament to the exceptional talent we’ve attracted to the business and their drive to hit the ground running from the outset. I am confident that we will continue to grow organically as we put our clients’ needs and aspirations at the forefront of our minds, in tandem with this we will continue to engage the very best talent in the new build and refurbishment sectors to support this.”

Stephen Holmes, CEO of Linear Group, added, “Credit must go to the LDC England team who have truly exceeded expectations despite the unprecedented year they we have all faced. This year one success goes a long way to helping us realise our ambitions for the Group across the UK as a whole. I can’t wait to see what more the team can do and I have no doubt the coming years will see LDC become a key player in the new build and refurbishment sector.