Three generations of FCIOB success

Late last year Matthew achieved Fellowship of the CIOB, and as the third consecutive member of his family to do so, his story has been picked up by Construction Manager magazine. Matthew appears on page 58 of this month’s issue alongside his father Michael McCarrick and the late Captain James McCarrick, his grandfather and the […]

Looking back on an extraordinary year

Despite the intense worry of the pandemic in the background and the logistical challenges of two lockdowns, I’m extremely proud that thanks to the professional attitude of our staff and careful forward planning, we have kept disruption to an absolute minimum for our clients during the 2020 pandemic. During lockdown one, although some of our […]

Don’t miss Site Manager James Brown’s star turn in the March 2020 issue of Construction Manager Magazine

We’ve just received our copy of Construction Manager in which James gives a great account of his work on the Newcastle Blood Donor Centre before Christmas. It was a memorable job for many reasons and we won another contract, currently ongoing, for the Blood Centre due to its success. Nice article, well done to all […]

It pays to pay promptly – our commitment to the Prompt Payment Code

The collapse of Carillion in 2018 didn’t come as a surprise to many. Among the symptoms of cashflow issues was their notoriety for being a slow payer, taking up to 120 days to settle their invoices. While sometimes necessary, it’s hard not to see the culture of gradually extending payment deadlines as exploitative, often rendering […]

A fresh new look for our office

During the course of 2019 McCarrick Construction has completed a multi-staged office refit for our own premises in central Chester-le-Street. The talents of nearly all members of our crew have been enlisted at one point or another and the end result is not only a great workspace but an enjoyable reminder of the benefits of […]

A highly satisfying String Course repair job

Our work restoring historic Mowden Hall, home to Marchbank School in Darlington, demanded a commitment to detail that was as rewarding as it was time-consuming. Some of the building’s decorative terracotta string courses had sustained serious damage over the years, and whilst the individual units are available in a range of standard designs and sizes […]

Discussing opportunities for regional growth with the Rt Hon Kevan Jones MP

The Rt Hon. Kevan Jones MP and Councillor Tracie Smith visited today to find out what we are doing in the community and discuss their vision for the area and how we could be involved. We covered a huge range of topics from leasehold reform and the impact of Brexit on the construction industry to […]

No binoculars needed to spot a comprehensive range of improvements at this Durham Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre

This summer we were pleased to take on a variety of tasks for Durham Wildlife Trust, helping them to rejuvenate several areas of their Visitor Centre at Low Barns, west of Bishop Auckland. One of the region’s most important wildlife sites, Low Barns has been under Durham Wildlife Trust’s management since 1964 and from its […]