Hull glazing firm secures £3.5m worth of London contracts

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Hull glazing firm secures £3.5m worth of London contracts
EYG Commercial Commercial Director Steve Swallow

Hull glazing specialist EYG Commercial has brought more than £3.5 million worth of new business after securing three major contracts in London within a matter of days.

The firm, which enjoyed its most successful trading year in 2016 with its order book up more than 30% on the previous calendar year, secured all the contracts in the final week of February.

Amongst the contracts secured is a £1.74 million deal with SD Samuels (Special Projects) to provide triple-glazing window systems for two connecting hotels at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 – the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express Hotel.

The work at Heathrow follows on from a £1.2 million contract last year with contractor S&T (UK) Ltd for a 620-bedroom Premier Inn development at the site.

In total the firm will fit 700 large windows and 700 spandrel panels, as well as ground floor curtain walling.

Teams from EYG are expected on site in May, by which time the business will also be working on a £1.6 million contract for Errigal in Southwalk, London, on the third stage of the huge £160 million Quebec Way housing development for project leaders Quadrant Construction.

Overall, the three-stage contact has been worth £4.5 million in total to the firm over the past few years.

At the same time work will also be completed for McLaren Construction, who have been appointed to oversee developer Lendlease’s £45 million residential development in Wandsworth, near Wimbledon.

The £218,000 contract will see teams on site between May and October to fit 42 sets of bi-folding doors on new properties, which are a mix of townhouses and apartments.

All three London contracts were secured on the back of long-term negotiations, led by business development manager Bernard Hastie, and will now be overseen by Commercial Director Steve Swallow.

Mr Swallow said: “All of our windows and doors are Secured By Design accredited, recognition that our products are the best on the market in terms of deterring and preventing crime, which is obviously a major selling point.”

He added: “The EYG brand and vans are becoming an ever-increasing site in London, and that is great news for us and a great reflection on the city of Hull and its workforce.”