Hobson & Porter, the Hull-headquartered construction company which works across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, has completed its third project at Ozone Business Park, underlining its firm relationship with commercial developer Horncastle Group.
On 8th December 2017, Hobson & Porter handed over a brand-new headquarters to a leading manufacturer of building products at Plot 6 – the largest of all the plots at Ozone Business Park at 87,000 square feet.
The supplier, which has been part of the Alumasc Group plc since 2004, was previously based in Goole. Identifying Ozone Business Park as an ideal base for its growing operation in East Yorkshire, it put the contract for the construction of the industrial unit and offices, concrete base and car park out to tender. Hobson & Porter was awarded the contract, along with a subsequent contract for the fit-out of the offices.
Hobson & Porter’s Senior Site Manager, Russell Dickinson, commented: “This has been a challenging and rewarding project, partly because of the scale of the headquarters but also due to variations made to the programme of works.
“These headquarters represent a major investment for this company, which understandably wanted the very best specification of building and interior fit-out possible for the budget. As a result, a number of changes were made to the original scope of works, which we managed to accommodate with no change to the handover date. I am grateful to our team and supply chain, who worked tirelessly to deliver a first-class job.”
Just six weeks earlier, Hobson & Porter completed another project at Howden, creating a new operating centre for Kersey Freight Ltd. The haulage firm bought Plot 3 from Horncastle Group and put the contract for the construction of its new East Yorkshire base out to competitive tender, which Hobson & Porter won based on price and its positive track record in this area.
The construction firm, which is seeing an expansion of its core business base to the whole of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, built a base to accommodate 25 vehicles and 75 trailers for Kersey Freight Ltd. Challenges arose as a result of the short time allocated for construction – just eight weeks in total. Site Manager, Matthew Rosenberg, utilised the support and dedication of Hobson & Porter’s employees to ensure success: “The 10-15 ground workers were really flexible, willing to work long and irregular hours with little prior notice. Their skill and attitude were invaluable.
“Also crucial to the success of this project was the choice of materials for the car park to achieve a porous surface. This allows for good drainage, enabling the operating centre to run efficiently in all weathers.”
The two recent projects, added to a further project completed in 2016, produced a hat-trick of successes for Hobson & Porter at the Ozone Business Park in Howden. The company is now pleased to be able to announce a fourth contract at the Business Park, this time on Plot 5. More details will be released shortly.
With each project at Ozone Business Park receiving strong client feedback, Hobson & Porter has created a record of success in constructing operation centres for a wide variety of companies, with an emphasis on quality and speed of build.