Northern Irish firm Creagh Concrete expands in Scotland

A Northern Irish concrete firm is to create about 30 jobs in Edinburgh, and has secured a deal with Dounreay Site Restoration worth up to £27 million, as it aims to become 'a major player' in the Scottish construction sector.

Picture: Julie Bull
Picture: Julie Bull

Creagh Concrete, which already has 130 staff in Scotland, said the jobs boost will centre on its manufacturing plant in the Scottish capital, on the back of the success of its Spantherm flooring product.

The seven-year deal relates to the decommissioning of the Dounreay Nuclear Power Station, supplying up to 6,000 concrete containers to store low-grade waste.

James McKeague, director of Creagh Scotland, hailed the “important” Dounreay project and said the group was “delighted” to have won many other significant Scottish projects.

These include a £2m deal to help build 77 flats in Aberdeen for Barratt Homes, and building seven platforms for stations on the route of the Border Railways.