Caddick secures first job after Midlands expansion


Caddick Construction has secured its first project following an expansion into the Midlands. 

Ray O’Sullivan. Credit: Caddick.

It has been appointed to build the next phase at Port Loop, a joint venture development being delivered by Urban Splash and Places for People, in Birmingham.   

The £14 million contract will see main contractor Caddick build 58 apartments as part of the 43-acre new island community along Birmingham Canal. 

It follows the appointment of Ray O’Sullivan as regional director for the Midlands in July this year, and the launch of new Caddick premises at Northspring, Temple Street. 

The group had until then already sustained a 40-year presence in the North West, Cumbria, North East and Yorkshire.  

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Caddick’s presence in the Midlands forms part of the business’ expansion strategy, which will include targeted growth in both the public and private sectors, including commercial, education, industrial, leisure, residential, care and retail projects.  

“Caddick Construction Group is a new presence in the Midlands, but between myself and the Midlands team we have extensive knowledge of the regional market, making us the perfect construction partner for Urban Splash and Places for People,” said Paul Dodsworth, Caddick Construction Group MD. “Underpinning this exciting project will be our regional supply chain partners, with which we are already working to ensure an efficient mobilisation on site.” 

Dodsworth added: “Ray joined our business in July and we have hit the ground running, building an established regional team and securing new premises to serve clients across the Midlands. Our appointment to the next phase of Port Loop is another stride forward in our plans to grow in the Midlands and is a mark of the confidence the partners have in our new but extremely capable and expert team.” 

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