Leeds construction company to surpass £20m turnover in milestone year

Castlehouse Construction team. Image: johnhoulihan.com

A Leeds-based construction company is on track to exceed the £20M turnover mark in its milestone year. Castlehouse Construction celebrates a decade in business and reports a strong pipeline of work with £15M+ projects already underway this year, positioning it as one of Yorkshire’s fastest climbing construction companies.

The company was formed in 2009 by directors Richard Lumley and Frank Kofler, who combined their extensive experience of working for and founding major companies in the Yorkshire region for more than 40 years. Castlehouse now employs more than 30 staff from its Leeds headquarters.

Turnover has increased from £195,000 in 2011/12 to more than £20M in 2018/19, and the success is as a result of the company’s growing partnerships with major retailers and with an increasingly diverse portfolio. The company has a nationwide framework agreement in place with Lidl and has recently completed its 20th new build project for the retailer.

Castlehouse Construction works across all sectors of the market, including industrial, commercial, healthcare, education and has also moved into residential on a design and build basis. The Quattro Property Group has recently appointed Castlehouse to transform the former Southfield office block on Station Parade in Harrogate into 20 apartments – a significant residential project for the company.

A stand out project for the firm this year is the completion of the new build, purpose designed £4M Priory accommodation in the grounds of Sneaton Castle in Whitby for the Order of the Holy Paraclete, which was recently featured on BBC’s Songs of Praise.

The project incorporated public access, private accommodation and an infirmary wing for the Anglican Sisters. The building delivered two storey and single storey accommodation, with the chapel, dining, community spaces and infirmary located at ground level for ease of access with bedroom and bathroom accommodation on the first floor.

Richard Lumley, Chairman of Castlehouse Construction commented:

“We are immensely proud to celebrate our 10th anniversary in business with a strong order book and growing workforce. We put our year on year organic growth down to getting the right team in place, together with stringently managing projects and establishing strong partnerships with our clients.

“The UK construction sector may have ended 2018 on a weaker footing amid fading demand for commercial projects and the growing risk of a no-deal Brexit, but we are fairing well and are confident of a strong pipeline of projects in 2019/20 and further growth.”