Chris Wright CAddick
Caddick regional business includes work for St Modwen, among other developers

Caddick appoints Wright to head up civils arm

Sarah Townsend

The contractor is launching a dedicated civil engineering division focussed on the North West, and has hired former Harry Fairclough director Chris Wright as its manager.

Wright was managing director of Harry Fairclough Construction and spent 10 years with the Warrington-based firm before it went into administration earlier this year.

He joins Caddick Construction as regional civils business manager with immediate effect, and is tasked with establishing the new regional operation, which will sit alongside Caddick’s building business.

The new division will have a particular focus on the North West and M62 corridor, according to a statement from Caddick.

Ian Threadgold, Caddick’s regional managing director, said: “Caddick already has a strong and growing reputation across the region, which is evident when you see the projects we have completed for clients such as Network Space, St Modwens and Bruntwood.

“We are hoping that the creation of this new civils business will further enhance our reputation and offering in the area.”

Wright has more than 28 years’ industry experience and studied civil engineering at Newcastle University.

He said: “I’m looking forward to the challenge of developing a civils team that will add real value to Caddick North West’s current operations, as well as expanding its order book by introducing new clients and securing standalone civil engineering projects.”

Caddick in February finished building the first phase of Redsun Projects’ 450,000 sq ft Aviator scheme in Ellesmere Port, comprising a 125,000 sq ft speculative industrial unit.

And, last November, it completed 52,000 sq ft of industrial space at the 30-acre Stonebridge Business Park in Liverpool on behalf of St Modwen.

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