The Austin Group was established in 1938 and offers a comprehensive range of services including Consulting, Design, Engineering, Management and Construction services.
The group offers their services individually, in combination, or as a complete package on complex and high specification design and/or construction projects.
The team is well versed at creating or upgrading industrial, process, research, commercial and public buildings. Their in-house technical, design, engineering, procurement, project management and construction teams have the knowledge and experience required to successfully undertake projects from concept through to completion.
Since forming, the firm has worked throughout the UK and in Europe from their Head Office in North London. International projects are handled through a network of other associated offices in the United States of America and South East Asia.
The firm work across the following sectors; Biotechnology, Food and Beverages, Laboratories, Logistics, Commercial, Educations, Public Sector, Pharmaceuticals and Industrial.
Previous clients include 3M Health Care Ltd, Aberystwyth University, Anglian Water, AstraZeneca, Anglia Ruskin University, Cancer Research UK, Health Protection Agency, London Metropolitan University, Wrafton Laboratories, Cadbury, Central Veterinary Laboratories, Cranfield University and Institute for Animal Health.
The firm is proud of having worked with many of the above clients on a repeat basis for numerous years. The team has worked with AstraZeneca more than 22 years completing over 120 projects and with 3M Health Care Ltd for more than 12 years and delivering over 50 projects.
The Austin Group has an experienced, in-house multi discipline design and construction capability providing improved co-ordination and co-operation throughout the project, as well as optimum solutions with balance between functionality and constructability. The team take clear ownership and responsibility for every project they work on and also establish solutions tailored to suit specific project and discipline needs.
The group has well developed and flexible procurement routes and are confident at offering clients total or part services on any project. They ensure they completely understand client’s business needs so they are able to assist efficiently developing suitable project briefs.
The Austin Group has also gained a valued, well established network of sub-contractors whose expertise they rely on during many projects in various sectors. The team assumes a non-adversarial approach and operates an open book in all their dealings, as well as placing health, safety and environmental issues as a priority on every scheme.
The firm has recently acted as the project architects and main contractors for Lloyds TSB during a £150,000 conversion project in Mid Glamorgan. The team has converted the structure to comprise a kitchen, offices, meeting room, toilets and new access in the space in order to create a new call centre for the clients.
Works began on site in March this year and were completed in an impressive eight week period. The two storey building was re-clad with precast concrete and composite wall panels and external doors were fitted with steel and aluminum.
In a bid to secure the cal centre CCTV was fitting along with vehicle barriers, intercom systems and permanent fencing. Landscaping to the site has also been undertaken including laying new road surfaces on the site and constructing new footpaths and other associated road works.