Esh Construction positioned to develop Yorkshire’s highways and infrastructure

Esh strengthens its position in the delivery of highway improvements and infrastructure schemes across the region.

For 50 years, Esh Construction’s civil engineering division has developed a long-standing reputation for providing excellence in the delivery of industrial and distribution, highways and infrastructure, coastal and flood prevention, bridges, car parks, and public realm projects. Working across the public and private sector, Esh has become a trusted delivery partner for many local authorities and by multiple local and national framework operators.

With offices based in Leeds and County Durham, the contractor – which has continued to deliver key projects throughout 2020 in line with COVID-secure guidance – is well placed to build on its growing reputation across the Yorkshire and Humber regions and continues to make a significant contribution to the region’s economy and infrastructure.

Boasting a £95m portfolio of live civil engineering projects across its operating regions, Esh continues to strengthen its portfolio in delivering highway and infrastructure projects which stimulate economic growth and job creation, improve traffic flow, and support commercial and housing development throughout the region. The contractor has been appointed to several framework operators, including YORhub’s YORcivil2 Contractor’s Framework, Pagabo, Procure Partnerships, NEPO, and Crown Commercial Services Framework for the delivery of civil engineering schemes.

Two significant projects currently underway include the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership-funded £4.2m M181 Northern Roundabout on behalf of North Lincolnshire Council and the Skipton-based £5.8m spine road development. Both projects provide highway improvements and new infrastructure to unlock key development land and help boost the regional economy.

Commencing on site in July 2020, the Scunthorpe motorway infrastructure project – required to unlock adjacent land for the multi-million pound Lincolnshire Lakes development – will see Esh construct a new two-lane on line roundabout on the M181, immediately north of the Brumby Common Lane overbridge. Esh is also making headway with the construction of a 450m long spine road, 25.5m wide roundabout, and mini roundabout in a development known as Wyvern Park which will pave the way for new housing and future commercial developments on the outskirts of Skipton.

Previous contracts have seen Esh deliver the £7.5m A61 Birdwell Junction project comprising highway improvements and major realignment works on the second most congested road in Barnsley. On behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, two new priority roundabouts were constructed, along with traffic signals and a new direct link from the motorway onto the local road network. For Leeds City Council, traffic flow improvements were delivered through carriageway widening and new traffic signalisation measures in the M1 Junction 44 Pinch Point scheme.

“We maintain a secure position across the regions with 22 live civils sites stretching from the southernmost tip of Yorkshire through the Tees Valley and across North East England,” said Ross Markwell, Business Development Director for Esh Construction’s civil engineering division. “We’re looking to build on both the live projects currently underway alongside the outstanding schemes we have already completed for local authorities across Yorkshire and the Humber.

“As a local contractor we strive to deliver economic benefit for our clients and their communities through responsible procurement of local suppliers and sub-contractors. Protecting the ‘local pound’ has become even more important in the current climate and something which is paramount across all Esh Construction schemes.”

In 2019, Esh secured a landmark project – the £35m Phase 3 of the Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor – which is on track to complete in August 2021. Esh has also recently concluded £8.4m infrastructure works on Phase One of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park, with both projects having national and strategic importance.

A socially responsible, Queen’s Award-winning business, Esh Construction currently employs over 700 people across the north. As well as civil engineering, Esh provides contracting services in commercial build, affordable housing, refurbishment, and facilities management. With over 60 live sites across its divisions, the contractor operates in a number of different sectors, including residential, extra care, blue light, public, education, commercial, and industrial.

Ross Markwell

Business Development Director

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As a local contractor we strive to deliver economic benefit for our clients and their communities through responsible procurement of local suppliers and sub-contractors. Protecting the ‘local pound’ has become even more important in the current climate and something which is paramount across all Esh Construction schemes.

Ross Markwell, Business Development Director

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