The Purico Group plays a significant role in the construction industry, helping to transform Britain’s urban landscape with its high quality and innovative steel structures.
Purico acquired Conder Allslade Limited in 2008 – an iconic name which will forever be associated with the introduction of the portal frame in the 1950s. It remains at the forefront of the construction sector today, using the latest computer-controlled systems to design and manufacture steelwork for buildings the length and breadth of the country.
One of Conder Allslade’s most prestigious contracts was to supply and erect the steel for the Portsmouth’s international ferry terminal which handles two million passengers a year.
In total, Conder has completed more than 1,000 major construction projects. They include schools, hospitals, shopping centres, multi-storey car parks, cinemas, warehouses, leisure centres and stadiums. Its contribution to sustainable schemes is growing significantly.
In recent years, the firm has embarked on a vigorous expansion programme. As well as investing in cutting edge machinery, there are plans to increase the workforce at its 150,000 sq. ft. facility in Portsmouth.
Purico’s house-building arm is Netherton Building and Construction Company Limited, trading as Netherton Homes. Founded in the 1930s, it was responsible for building around half of the new homes built in Peterborough in the 1960s.
Netherton creates attractive properties providing all the comforts of 21st century living. An example of this is its 250-house development in Mapplewell, near Barnsley.
The company has an important part to play in Purico’s future as the group’s current land asset is sufficient to keep it fully occupied until around 2024.