CCG ANNOUNCE RECORD TURNOVER
CCG can report a strong financial year with turnover exceeding £134 million – up 18 per cent on 2016’s figures. Profit before taxation also significantly increased on the previous year to over £4.3 million.
Commenting on the group’s performance for the financial year ended March 2017, Alastair Wylie, Chairman and Chief Executive of CCG, said:
“CCG has been in business for more than four decades and we continue to go from strength to strength because we are always innovating and staying ahead of the curve. We pride ourselves on being a quality construction business that can operate in all sectors of the construction industry. It has been extremely encouraging that we have again generated more than 25% of our turnover from non-housing projects.
“Housebuilding still remains at the core of our business and our contribution to this sector is a direct result of a £12 million investment in our own Off-Site Manufacturing facility (CCG OSM) in 2012. This enables us to produce fully enhanced closed panel timber systems in controlled factory conditions before transporting to site for final installation”.
CCG OSM is the only facility of this scale in Scotland, with a 130,000 square foot production hall, capable of producing 3,000 homes per year.
CCG OSM also reported a significant increase in turnover for the latest financial year – up 15 per cent on 2016 to over £12.7 million.
CCG attributes its success to its staff, with training and investment in young people at the core of their ethos. In August 2016 the company recruited 16 trade apprentices which raised the number employed to 62 across bricklaying, plumbing and joinery. In addition, in March 2017 the group had 19 trainees within the management, professional and administration departments of the group representing over 10% of the group’s 650 strong workforce. Further recruitment since March 2017 has resulted in the company now employing 71 trade apprentices and 31 trainees within the management, professional and administration departments of the group.
Over the past year, CCG has worked on key projects including the final phase of 206 homes for the award-winning Anderston Regeneration in Glasgow city centre for Sanctuary Housing Association. The company also went live on a 42 flat development on Ellerslie Road in Yoker, which through the use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), is now the tallest timber structure in Scotland.
“There was a period this year when we were live on over 1,000 homes which is a fantastic achievement for the business. Our teams have been focused on developing new partnerships to support Scotland’s housing ambitions while our R&D division continues to explore new products and processes such as CLT which will enable us to enhance our offering in the delivery of flatted residential developments.”
“To support our growth ambitions we also put the necessary divisional structures in place including launching our own building services and M&E division, Arc-Tech.
“2017 has been an incredible year for CCG and we look forward to the new opportunities that lie ahead over the next 12 months and beyond.”
Key Achievements 2016/2017 – Affordable Housing
- CCG’s continuation of the award-winning Anderston Regeneration project commencing the final stage of the £50m Anderston Regeneration Masterplan on behalf of Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association. The final phase, Phase 4 & 5, comprises 206 flats and is due for completion in 2018.
- The commencement of construction works at Yoker, a 42-home residential development that is also being delivered on behalf of Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association. Yoker is a leading example of CCG’s approach to research and development having being constructed entirely of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and is Scotland’s tallest timber building.
- As part of the first phase of the Craigmillar Town Centre Masterplan on behalf of Dunedin Canmore CCG is live on site building 111 new affordable homes. Scheduled for completion in Summer 2018, the current phase of CCG’s development will consist of 53 new homes for social rent and a further 58 for mid-market rent. This builds on other work CCG has delivered in Edinburgh over the past three years, including the regeneration of the former Niddrie Mill Primary School into ‘The Schoolhouse’, the creation of the Thistle Foundation Centre for Health and Wellbeing, the successful completion of 112 PRS flats at Lochrin Basin and 94 new affordable homes at Leith Fort.
- Since October 2016 CCG has delivered 32 affordable homes for Perth & Kinross Council through the Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) NH1 New Build Homes Framework. All of the properties – situated at Nimmo Avenue, Cairns Crescent and Gleanearn Road in Perth – were created using closed panel timber systems at CCG’s Off-Site Manufacturing centre in Cambuslang, with each of the developments securing a prestigious Silver standard of sustainability.
Key Achievements 2016/2017 – Care
- This summer, CCG completed a £12 million care home and day centre in Paisley, near Glasgow on behalf of Veteran’s charities, Royal Blind and the Scottish War Blinded. The day centre is located adjacent to the 52 bed care home, with pedestrian links between the two buildings. CCG was tasked with creating two spaces with a simple layout that would cater for the site’s visually impaired users. The care home consists of two wings – one of which houses a sports hall and gymnasium while the second has a number of smaller rooms including a workshop, art room, kitchen and therapy room. There is also a garden room where users can relax and connect with nature.
- CCG is working to complete Abbotsford House Luxury Suites – a care home development delivered for Morrison Community Care Group in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire. The luxury facility offers personal and bespoke services to residents offering 45 state-of-the-art private suites, 4 restaurants, private gardens and its very own cinema. Through the use of CCG OSM’s enhanced closed panel timber system, the entire building was fully wind and water tight in a construction period of just nine weeks. The luxury facility is due to launch this December.
Key Achievements in 2016/17 – Commercial
- A new car showroom was constructed in Ayr for Park’s Motor Group, showcasing Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. CCG used a steel frame and high-spec curtain walling for the build, which also includes panoramic glass frontage and open landscaping to the sides of the building. The showroom includes space for up to 12 vehicles with high-specification desk space for sales staff and a specialist workshop and parts department to the rear of the building. Jaguar Land Rover was completed in May 2017.
Key Achievements in 2016/17 – Student accommodation
- In Autumn 2016 CCG completed a 237-bed student housing development in Orwell Terrace on behalf of Edinburgh Napier University. The accommodation offers students’ unrivalled access to local amenities and public transport, including links to some of the University’s campuses as well as leisure facilities and supermarkets all within 1,000m.
Key Achievements in 2017/17 – Education
- CCG commenced works on three projects working in partnership with Hub West Scotland to deliver the new St Ninian’s Primary School, an extension to Moorfoot Primary School, and a new nursery in Greenock. All of the projects commenced this summer on behalf of Inverclyde Council and are due for completion in 2018.
Key Achievements in 2016/17 – Developments
- Glamis Road in Dundee has undergone a major transformation from a former brownfield site into a mix of 17 three and four-bedroom homes for private sale, with all building and sales directly undertaken by CCG. Nearby Blackwood House was also redeveloped by the construction firm on behalf of Blackwood Group into 6 two-bedroom special needs flats. CCG successfully sold all of the private homes – which were priced from £185,000 – within ten months of going on sale. Blackwood House, or otherwise known as the ‘Concept Home’, sits adjacent to the private homes and is one of Scotland’s most innovative amenity housing developments.
Key Achievements in 2016/17 – the CCG Group
- As part of the City Legacy consortium, CCG won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the hugely successful Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, a project which was delivered on budget and on time.
- Sixteen young people aged 16-19 commenced their construction apprenticeship programme with CCG in summer 2016. Each new start will undergo a four-year intensive training programme where they will acquire practical and theoretical skills before qualifying in their certified trade. A further 22 apprentices were taken on in summer 2017 and are involved on live CCG projects, with support and guidance from a site mentor – taking the total number of apprentices at the company up to 70 – more than 10 per cent of the company’s 650 strong workforce.