Triton secures £4m contract for new Econ Engineering facility

Back Row Left to Right: Jake Lynn, Trainee Estimator (Triton) | Hannah Flaherty, Estimator (Triton) | Geordie Turner, Site Engineer (Triton) | Sean Brind, Contracts Manager (Triton) | Stewart Walker, Senior Site Manager (Triton); Middle Row Left to Right: Paul Wigby, Service and Resales Manager (Econ Engineering) | Kevin Baker, Architect, (Kevin Baker Design) | Beverley Shepherd, Finance and HR Director (Econ Engineering); Front Row Left to Right: Philip Dyer, Business Development Director (Triton) | Jonathan Lupton, Managing Director, Operations (Econ Engineering) | Councillor Mark Robson, (Hambleton Council) Andrew, Lupton, Managing Director Sales (Econ Engineering), Andrew Lupton, Managing Director Sales (Econ Engineering)

Triton Construction has secured a £4m contract to deliver a new workshop facility for gritter manufacturer, Econ Engineering in Thirsk, North Yorkshire. The contract includes site preparation and construction of a new 31,570 sq ft state of the art building with supporting facilities.

Econ Engineering is a family-owned business which makes more than 85% of the UK’s winter road maintenance vehicles. It recently purchased the 24-acre site, close to its Ripon headquarters, to facilitate expansion plans and expects to create an additional 50 new jobs.

Triton is contracted to prepare the greenfield site with a large cut and fill exercise with vibro piling to the building footprint. The new steel frame cladded buildings is to include 28 roller shutter doors and incorporate an office area, workshop, spray booth, brake test unit, underseal spray area, 20-bay maintenance compound and 18 below ground inspection pits. Triton is also providing hard parking for the Econ’s winter hire fleet.

Jonathan Lupton, Operations Director at Econ Engineering, said, “Econ Thirsk marks another major milestone in our 52-year history and one that demonstrates our dominance of the winter roads maintenance vehicles sector. In recent years our winter hire fleet has grown exponentially and these gritters, which are leased to councils and highways authorities across the UK, will be housed at the new site.

“We are pleased to appoint Triton as another Yorkshire established business, to deliver this specialist new facility for us. The Triton team has demonstrated considerable expertise and credentials in building vehicle maintenance facilities whilst also helping us to mitigate our environmental impact with solar panels and careful landscaping.

Triton Construction is a £60 million turnover company providing design and build, civils, fit out and refurbishment services. Established for more than 14 years it employed over 80 people across offices in the North West and Yorkshire. The company has considerable expertise and credentials in the industrial sector with recent projects including a new warehouse for Tech Folien in Liverpool, a new warehouse for food manufacturer Gordon Rhodes in Bradford, and a scheme on three high specification industrial units on Whitehall Road in Leeds.