New HQ for Expanding North East Contractor Tri Construction
NORTH East building contractor Tri Construction has celebrated a successful third year with the opening of a new head office to accommodate the expanding business.
The refurbished 3,000 sq ft Tri House, in Balliol Business Park, Longbenton, North Tyneside, will provide an ideal base for the growing team, whose portfolio spans the commercial, industrial, health and education sectors.
Founded by directors Keith Wigham, Graham Urwin and Jack Bruce, the firm was originally based in Gateshead’s Team Valley and turned over £3.5m in its first year, rising to £4.5m by year two.
Now, following another successful year delivering projects on-time and on-budget to high-profile clients across the region including UK Land Estates, Newcastle Building Society and Northumbria University, turnover has already topped £5m.
Recent contracts include a major redevelopment at Enterprise House, a prime site in the Team Valley Trading Estate, transforming the outdated 1980s main block into a modern retail parade for shops, cafes and restaurants along with incubator office space.
The firm was also appointed as main contractor for the demolition of the former Dewhirst site at Pennywell Industrial Estate, Sunderland, along with the upgrading of services and infrastructure, to make way for a new retail park that is set to breathe new life into the area, providing space for a supermarket, pub and KFC drive-thru.
This year is forecast to bring further growth with work now underway on a £4m contract with UK Land Estates to build a new vehicle maintenance facility for MAN Truck & Bus Gateshead on Princes Way North, in the Team Valley Trading Estate.
Graham Urwin, construction director, said: “We’re pleased to have won contracts for key regional projects during 2018 that are aiming to drive regeneration in the North East. “It’s also been great to work with new clients including Newcastle Building Society and Northumbria University.
“We’ve also been able to strengthen our team with a number of appointments including Lee Brewster as senior project manager and we are looking forward to getting started on exciting new projects for 2019.”
Director and project manager, Jack Bruce, added: “Moving into our new head office was the perfect way to end what has been another strong year for the business.
“We spent three months extensively refurbishing the building and are really pleased with the results.
“We have around 750 sq ft of office space that is available to rent and which would be a great opportunity for a start-up or SME.”