Positive outlook for McTaggart Construction
McTaggart Construction has begun the second half of the year positively with several contract wins, new site starts and a senior appointment.
The homebuilder, which recently re-opened its sites across central Scotland following the national lockdown of construction, said it is confident of short to medium-term demand for housing.
Third-party accreditation scheme CHAS (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme), which is the largest health & safety assessment scheme in the UK and helps clients ensure compliance across the different areas of risk management and mitigation, recently verified McTaggart’s COVID-19 control measures and certified the firm as compliant with its nationally recognised standards.
Gary Climson, managing director, 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.”
The raft of new contracts includes new client North Lanarkshire Council which has awarded the company the £3.7 million contract to build 20 new homes at Burnhall Place in Wishaw, plus Lochfield Park Housing Association which has appointed McTaggart Construction to deliver 84 new homes at Abbeycraig Road in Easterhouse.
The builder has also been selected to deliver further contracts for existing clients Link Group and Wheatley Group in Kirkintilloch and Cardonald respectively, totalling over £8m of new business.
In addition, McTaggart’s development team has been bolstered by the introduction of John Turnbull, the former investment director of Clyde Valley Housing Association.
Commenting on John’s appointment, Gary Climson said: “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.”