Construction company to open regional base in Corby

The Priors Hall Park development at Corby
The Priors Hall Park development at Corby

A construction company is to open a regional base in Corby, creating new jobs for the town.

Hewlett has signed contracts worth a total of £19m with developers Bela Partnership for work at Priors Hall Park.

The new base will be at the 1,000-acre development and Hewlett expects to create a number of job opportunities for office staff and site workers. A recruitment campaign has already been launched.

Managing director Alan Cooper said: “Additional contracts with the developer means we will be active on site until the end of 2014.

“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 on the site 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.”

The company is contracted at Priors Hall Park, recently hailed as the biggest construction site in the UK, 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.

Hewlett’s work on the site at Priors Hall involves 22 excavators, seven 30-tonne articulated dump trucks, four bulldozers and five crushers/screening machines, as well as more than 60 site staff.

So far Hewlett has shifted 500,000 tonnes of earth and has installed more than 1,000 metres of pipework.

Hewlett also has offices in Leeds, Leamington Spa, Perth and Muscat in Oman.

The company employs more than 300 people.