NSG wins raft of six figure scaffolding contracts across the North West

Posted 25 May 2011

NORTH West scaffolding and industrial services firm NSG has won a raft of contracts at multi-million pound projects across the region.

The Deeside based company, one of the biggest scaffolding firms in the UK, has won five new contracts, including a £100,000 contract to work on Merepark's Central Village development in Liverpool city centre, and a £139,000 contract for Wates Construction at Liverpool John Moores University's new £37m Mount Pleasant Campus Redevelopment.

Six NSG staff are now working on the Merepark project, erecting scaffolding for enabling works for the future refurbishment and redevelopment of the iconic Lewis's building. The firm is also providing scaffolding for the new six-floor LJMU building, which will be home to the Faculty for Business and Law, the Liverpool Screen School and the University's new Professional Centre.

NSG has further been awarded two contracts to work on social housing stock in Sefton and Liverpool, erecting scaffolding for refurbishment and renovation projects.

The Sefton project involves providing scaffolding for roofing work on more than 80 One Vision Housing homes across the borough through Lacey Roofing. The Liverpool project meanwhile sees NSG providing scaffolding for the renovation of Arena Housing stock in Anfield through construction firm Herbert T Forrest. Both contracts are expected to last for up to a year.

A further contract for a mixed social and private housing development has been secured with Lovell Construction in Miles Platting, Manchester.

Mike Carr, NSG managing director, said: "These contract wins are a fantastic boost for the business, especially in a tough economic climate for the construction industry. After recording a 10pc increase in turnover the past year, NSG has had a strong start to 2011 and we have a robust growth strategy in place to continue our expansion.

"Private sector contracts are the fulcrum of our business and we are delighted to be playing our part in the development of the Central Village and LJMU's Clarence Street building. However the public sector is still a big part of our plans and we have a very good relationship with public sector clients in the North West - as well as social housing projects we are also two years into the £200million Whiston Hospital project with VINCI Facilities."

Social housing contracts completed by NSG since the start of 2011 include the renovation of hundreds of homes in The Green housing estate and Baden House flats, Old Swan, for Liverpool Mutual Homes, and repainting and repair works for scores of Liverpool Housing Trust homes.

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