Nurturing good mental health in construction

Last week, James Brown and Christine Ryan became our first Mental Health First Aiders following a two-day course at Sleigh Services. They both agreed that what they learned has the potential to immediately benefit the whole team and beyond into our supply chain. Here’s Christine’s overview of the course. “As an individual, I previously thought […]

Incorporating useful, sustainable features to Briar Row, our new residential development in Durham

Over the past months, our office has fielded dozens of enquiries regarding McCarrick Homes’ prominent site near the Arnison Centre on the A167. I’m delighted, therefore, to share with you our digital preview of the six finished houses which will extend from Front Street, Pity Me into a new cul-de-sac called Briar Row. Named after a […]

The stars of tomorrow

We are very proud to announce our sponsorship of Chester Town U10 Lions football team. As well as being a generally nice thing to contribute to our community, sponsorship of a children’s team also fits perfectly with our ethos of promoting apprenticeships wherever possible. In supporting a children’s team financially, we’re showing children that effort […]

Our new international signing

It’s always a big decision when you invite a new member into a close-knit team. With that in mind, this week we are delighted to introduce our new Quantity Surveyor, Tim Bishop. With nearly forty years’ experience under his belt, Tim joins us following a family relocation from O’Brien Construction Ltd in Caithness, on the […]

Marchbank School – a heritage renovation project

Posted July 2019 To coincide with the start of the school holidays we have resumed work on our design-led heritage restoration project at Marchbank School in Darlington. The school was designed by renowned architect Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905) whose Victorian Gothic buildings include the National History Museum and Manchester Town Hall. Marchbank is a great example […]

Working towards better mental health in construction

Published June 2019 This week, McCarrick Construction has signed the Building Mental Health Charter. Among other activities, we pledge to provide facilitated workshops, with the aims of reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health issues and encouraging openness about mental health in the workplace. Our first Building Mental Health Toolbox Talk takes place […]

CITB Apprenticeship Awards Finals 2018

Following our fantastic win at the North East Apprenticeship Awards earlier this year, director Tony Pearce was invited to attend the final round of the CITB Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Awards 2018 in London this week on behalf of McCarrick Construction. Tony himself started work here as an apprentice 39 years ago and since […]

“McCarrick Construction’s new £2.5 million sports hall at Framwellgate School in County Durham was an education in itself for ex-student Gary Singleton”

Link to article in CIOB Magazine – 8th May 2018 “When I left Framwellgate School in Durham in 1996 to start my joinery apprenticeship with McCarrick Construction, I didn’t think I would be returning to the school decades later to coordinate a project like this. The old sports hall had seen better days and it […]