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Hewlett opens Corby office

7 Nov 13 Leeds-based Hewlett Construction is opening a regional office in Corby, Northamptonshire on the back of a £19m workload for developer Bela.

Hewlett on site at Priors Hall Park
Hewlett on site at Priors Hall Park

The £32m-turnover company is contracted at the Priors Hall Park housing development to deliver an extensive infrastructure package which includes 7km of new road and a link to the A43 on the East side of Corby. 

Recent new contracts with Bela include a further 3km of link road and a roundabout plus drainage works.

Bela plans to add 400 homes a year for 15 years at Priors Hall Park. So far 200 properties have been completed and sold. Barratt is now building 95 homes, while Taylor Wimpey and David Wilson are set to start on site.

Hewlett also has offices in Leamington Spa and Perth, as well as its head office in Leeds and an overseas presence in Oman.

Hewlett managing director Alan Cooper said: “Our work with Bela at Priors Hall in Corby has continued to go well and resulted in additional contracts of work with the developer which means we will be active on site until the end of 2014.

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“We have also recently picked-up a contract with Barratt Homes – also at Priors Hall – to start delivering the infrastructure works for the next phase of housing development.

“Taking steps to make our presence in the region more permanent and launch an office, which will be based on the site at Priors Hall, makes complete sense and shows both our commitment to our clients but also to expanding our operations in the region.

“Corby is being transformed and developers are here with a vengeance, building large-scale areas to live thanks to the town’s position as a commuter link with London. This presents a massive opportunity for our business and we firmly believe Corby is the right place for us to have a third regional office.

“We have started to build the right networks and contacts and we are confident we can take our expertise and develop more links with the town’s regeneration projects as well as opportunities further afield in the East Midlands.”

Hewlett’s work on the 1,000 acre site at Priors Hall currently demands the need for 22 excavators, seven 30 tonne articulated dump trucks, four bulldozers and five crushers/screening machines as well as more than 60 site staff and operatives. So far Hewlett has shifted 500,000 tonnes of earth and has installed more than 1km of pipework.

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