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McGoff & Byrne aims to double size after £14.6m Butlins win

McGoff & Byrne has said it plans to double in size over the next two to three years after winning a £14.6m contract with Bourne Leisure.

The Altrincham-based firm will manage the first phase of a redevelopment of a Butlins holiday resort at Minehead in Somerset, which is its biggest contract to date.

McGoff & Byrne executive director Dave McGoff told Construction News the company was in negotiations with Bourne Leisure regarding the second and third phase of the redevelopment.

Bourne Leisure has appointed the Altrincham-based contractor for the entire first phase build and fit-out of a mix of 117 lakeside, lake-view and park-view chalets, which are arranged in one and two-storey cluster blocks in landscaped parkland around two newly created lakes.

Despite its growth targets, Mr McGoff said he had no ambition of growing the business, which currently has a turnover of around £22m, above £40m in revenue, as he wanted to avoid the introduction of too many management layers to the family-owned group.

As the company grows, he said it would resist setting up satellite offices and employing “middle managers”.

McGoff & Byrne also works in sectors including health, education, commercial and residential. It has worked for housing trusts including Liverpool and Trafford, and in the commercial sector for clients including JD Wetherspoon, Nando’s and Whitbread.

As part of its renewable energy strategy for the Bourne Leisure project, McGoff & Byrne will reuse reclaimed material from lake excavations to minimise the use and impact of imported materials.

The project is located near to EDF Energy’s proposed new nuclear project Hinkley Point C, which Mr McGoff said would help to create wider infrastructure work for the company.

The group will use Somerset’s local supply chain, which has recently geared up for the energy project, for its holiday resort contract.

Bourne Leisure head of property Ian Cutler said the client was “hugely impressed with the proposal put forward by McGoff & Byrne” for the scheme, which would enhance its accommodation offer at the site.

The architect for the Bourne Leisure scheme is Disley-based Allison Pike. 

Work has started on site and is expected to be completed in 54 weeks.  

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