Across Cruden Building we have a wealth of expertise in delivering mixed tenure housing developments and commercial projects for both public and private sector clients. With a combined workforce of more than 500 direct employees, we're able to meet and exceed our clients' expectations. This is how we’ve managed to achieve long-standing relationships with our clients, as well as unprecedented levels of repeat business through partnering and framework agreements.
Renowned not just for our expertise, but also for our collaborative and flexible approach, we've been involved in the construction of some of Scotland's most pioneering regeneration developments. During the delivery of these projects we've gained invaluable knowledge and experience and that's why we can confidently say that where others see problems, we see solutions.
Our core activity is the delivery of residential developments, with build sizes ranging from 20-250 units and contract values of up to £40 million. But our expertise goes further than just residential builds. We also deliver new build schools and extensions to schools, as well as leisure, office, health and care-home projects for a variety of private and public sector clients.
Now for the technical stuff. Our residential projects are delivered predominantly through design and build contracts, with varying degrees of complexity. We regularly deliver 4 storey+ buildings with steel and concrete structures and complicated M+E requirements, including centralised boiler plants and an array of energy saving and sustainable features. These are now highly sought-after skills in large housing projects, as clients seek to reduce fuel poverty and maximise the use of communal heating and renewables. Recent projects have been constructed in many forms, including structural steel, structural concrete, lightweight steel, timber frame and panelised systems.
When we are introduced early in the design process, this is when our expertise really shines. We work closely with the designers to assess the most efficient approach to the structure, adding significant value to the project.
And it’s not just our construction skills we strive for excellence in. We pride ourselves in how we collaborate. We work in partnership with clients, designers and all other stakeholders and have a wealth of experience in many types of contracts, including Design and Build, Traditional, PPC 2000 and Partnering Agreements. We are regularly procured post planning and are required to appoint consultants and obtain RCC, Scottish Water Consents and Building Warrants through design and build contracts – managing the risk associated with this.
Regeneration is also high on our agenda as a business. Cruden Building has been responsible for the delivery of a number of large-scale regeneration projects in Scotland’s major cities, working closely with relevant Councils and RSL clients, as well as local stakeholders and communities. This has allowed us to deliver not only new build homes for a mix of tenures, but also significant community benefits.
All this expertise doesn’t mean much unless you have the flexibility and creativity to adapt to problems, as and when they happen. And thankfully, we do. When others see problems, we see solutions. And that’s why we always get the job done.