Liverpool based property and construction business Crossfield Group is celebrating a record year of growth in turnover, project value and recruitment.
The firm has expanded its operations across three core divisions in the past 12 months; construction, development and housing, while retaining its commitment to a local supply chain.
Its construction division has gone from strength to strength, delivering projects on behalf of public and private sector clients in education, health, retail and commercial markets, and securing turnover for 2019 in excess of £30m.
Construction projects included the restoration of St Winefride’s Church in Bootle on behalf of Hugh Baird College and Merseycare, a new build project at Chavasse Buildings in Liverpool and the refurbishment and new build of Hunts Cross Medical Centre.
Crossfield’s development arm has acquired several sites across the region during the past 12 months in a joint venture with Exclusive Investments, and 2019 will see the business deliver £62m gross development value across four projects within Merseyside.
Notably, the firm recently completed on the purchase of the former Baltic House development in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle. If approved by the city’s planners, the scheme will see Crossfield Exclusive Developments bring the previously stalled development to completion, employing a 100% local supply chain of ten new direct staff and up to 400 workers on site.
Crossfield Living, the group’s residential division, has also enjoyed growth during 2018 and has a projected turnover of more than £20m for next year, having secured six major contracts that are underway or due to commence in the first quarter of 2019, while its team is on site converting Birchen House in Birkenhead into 67 luxury apartments. Housing Associations they will be working with include Torus, Knowsley Housing Trust, and Onward Homes amongst others.
The Group as a whole has made a number of senior appointments through the year; notably four quantity surveyors, two contracts managers and a senior planner, all of whom have been recruited from tier one construction and property businesses. Staff numbers across the business are now at 30 strong with a fresh recruitment drive set to kick off in the new year.
The firm continues to invest heavily in the local communities. 2018 has seen two full time apprentices join the business, whilst over 30 work placements have taken place across their building sites. Their partnership with Woodlands Hospice has flourished and most recently they created a new external pavilion in the garden of the hospice for young people to use when visiting loved ones, while it also sponsored the charity’s Light Up A Life campaign.
David Cain, director at Crossfield Group, said: “The past year has been a step-change period for our business, with a greater volume of high-value projects giving us a platform to expand our service base and strengthen our team.
“As a proud Liverpool business, we are fiercely committed to employing local talent wherever possible and our continued growth across all three divisions will allow us to deliver on that pledge to an even greater degree in 2019 and beyond.”
“The past year has been a step-change period for our business, with a greater volume of high-value projects giving us a platform to expand our service base and strengthen our team.”