North Star’s Civil Engineering Division continues to deliver projects to the complete satisfaction of our clients resulting in new contracts being continuously awarded. We get involved with all new projects from conception to completion offering our specialist knowledge throughout both the tender and construction process which means we are given repeat work from our Key Clients as well as being able to open doors with new organisations. Recent wins include works to an Existing BMW Garage in Trafford Park, Manchester, a large civils package to create the New Lancashire Energy Head Quarters for Blackpool and Fylde College and two new Spar convenience stores in Bolton and Walkden respectively.
North Star understand the importance and value of investing in the future and what better way to do this than by investing in home grown talent through apprenticeship schemes. With this in mind we have taken on two new local apprentices who are both being trained in their respective trades though local college training schemes as well as gaining valuable site experience by working with our skilled and dedicated workforce at the same time. Callum Hindle is doing his Plant Apprenticeship at Preston College and Joe Kelly has chosen an alternative career path and is training to be a Shuttering Joiner. Both Callum and Joe will both be qualified to NVQ Level 2 in the next 18 months.
North Star has recently employed a new member of staff to help service the insolvency and facilities management division. Philip has over 15 years’ experience in the industry and we welcome him into our business. The Facilities Management division has also recently been awarded a preferred supplier status with Oystons Property Management and we look forward to a successful partnership going forward.
Works carried out by North Stars Facility Management Division include the following: Regular void property inspections, lock changes, insurance compliant works from complete drain downs to remote alarm installations, security boarding and property protection, property clearances as well as traditional building maintenance type work such as plumbing, electrical and joinery requirements through to roofing works and full property refurbishment projects. North Star offer planned, reactive and emergency response maintenance services to a large number of blue chip organisations.
In the last 3 months North Star has invested heavily in it’s owned transport fleet and introduced six new vehicles across the company as a whole. These are vital in enabling our workforce to arrive safely and economically to all our projects throughout the UK and are an essential piece of the jigsaw. Our fleet of vehicles also represent and highlight our company branding and image whilst out on the roads.
North Star’s Civil Engineering division continues to expand with a number of new projects being awarded at the start of 2016. New contracts include a new build retail development in St. Helens, an extension and car parking facilities to a support centre in Morecambe, remodelling works to Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport and completion of a housing development in Cheshire.
North Star were selected and short-listed by Warden Construction Ltd to take part in their annual contractor awards in recognition of our continued professional approach in delivering Civil Engineering packages on a number of different projects ranging from schools and education campuses, new build industrial units, public amenity buildings and utility works. Wardens operate a scoring system which measures everything from tendering and pricing through to project performance and handover and North Star scored well in each category throughout the year and as a result were awarded a ‘Quality Performance Award’.
This award is a reflection on all the staff at North Star who work tirelessly hard to exceed our clients requirements.
North Star’s Utility Division assisted Electricity North West during some of the worst floods in history in Carlisle and Rochdale.
Recently Electricity North West (ENW) requested our services to help clear out a substation in Carlisle during Storm Desmond and North Star reacted and assisted to restore power to local residents as soon as humanly possible. North Star received a letter of thanks from the client following our efforts during this difficult time. Download Letter
On Boxing Day North Star were asked to attend floods in Rochdale and teams were deployed without hesitation giving up their time during the festive period to help dry out the substation to enable power to be restored in a timely manner so the people of Rochdale could enjoy the festivities. Just another example of North Stars commitment to the ‘cause’.
North Star Facilities Management Division has been appointed to carry out a large volume of Gas Safety Tests for a diverse property portfolio centred across the Mansfield and Nottingham areas. These works ensure that all boilers and gas appliances meet a safe and legal operating standard along with installing new smoke alarms and Co2 meters resulting in safer environments for the building occupants.
North Star will manage every aspect of these works including liaising with and scheduling in the works with the Client and dwelling occupiers to arrange convenient times that suit all parties as well as working to timelines.