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Wiggett Construction Group

Wiggett Construction

Wiggett Construction Group is a private family owned construction business operating primarily across the North West of England.

The business was founded in 1979 by Phil Wiggett who continues to this day to be the firm’s Managing Director. Phil Wiggett is also the chairman of Construction Safety Services, a members owned health and safety group based in Golbourne.

Wiggetts have a long trading history with Housing Associations, some of which have been clients since the inception of the company.  The Group regularly gets repeat business from these clients and pride themselves on their pro-active approach in bringing work to the table for clients by locating sites, land bank, and developing the sites on a lump sum price design and build basis.

The Group are extremely professional and often win a majority of their output via competitive tender and they are known for their ability to complete at tender. The firm also place emphasis on the quality of their work, high health and safety standards and staff training opportunities.

The majority of Wiggetts employees have been with the company for many years, some since its inception.  Many of the site managers and contracts managers started at Wiggetts as a skilled tradesman and have in time become part of the senior management team.

Wiggetts are also ingratiated in the local communities they work in; their current main charitable cause is Mahdlo which is a new youth club in Oldham where they have become founder patrons and have signed up to a five year commitment to part fund this major project.

Currently Wiggett Construction is working on a range of social housing projects including a £2.12 million scheme on Eustace Street, Chadderton. Aksa Housing Association are the clients who attributed the 52 week contract to Wiggetts. The team has been assisted by Hall Needham architects and Wilkinson Cowan Quantity Surveyors.

Wiggetts are also working with Stockport Homes on a 40 contract costing over £1 million on Turves Road in Cheadle Hulme. John McCall Architects and Quantity Surveying firm Poole Dick Associates are also working on the Turves Road project in a bid to bring this housing project to life. Weaver Vale Housing Trust are another of the firm’s clients and are currently undertaking a 52 week contract in Weaverham on Farm Road.

Another integral division of Wiggett Construction Group is Wigget Homes; this division carries out a range of private housing developments. The number of developments and the complexity of the sites varies according to market conditions. Wiggett Homes typically works on housing developments between 10 and 100 plots.

Wiggett Homes has also been very active in Mill refurbishment and conversion projects and this has become a significant part of their annual turnover with schemes at Alexandra Mill, Uppermill, Buckley Mill, Uppermill and 113 Newton Street Manchester successfully completed.

Wiggett Homes have undertaken numerous projects in Saddleworth using an array of natural materials such as stone and slate to reflect the conservation area status of the locality. Current projects Wiggett Homes are involved in include Heron’s Reach; a stylish new waterside development offering modern living residences.

Although situated in the countryside the development offers speedy links to the city and combines two bed apartments and two, three and four bed family homes. Each are being constructed using natural materials of slate and stone and therefore the design is in harmony with the natural beauty of the surrounding area.

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