News and views from across the Horncastle Group
Horncastle Group were delighted to continue their support of the HDM Business Awards in 2019 by once again jointly sponsoring Start-up Business of the Year with MKM Building Supplies. This year, there were three finalists in the event held at the Double Tree by Hilton, Hull last night - Frontier Modular Services, Hothams Gin School & Distillery and National Event Support. Frontier Modular won the award on the evening and Ian Hodges, our MD and David Kilburn, Executive Chairman of MKM presented them with their award. Well done to everyone [...]
Latest fly-past shows how the Brough South development is taking shape
The steelwork is going up for ProQual Ab's new building on our site at Newport. Completion is expected in December 2019 and we look forward to welcoming Jan and her team to Green Park in the New Year.
Forty water voles – one of the UK’s rarest mammals – have been released into a specially created habitat at Brough South. The release, which was watched by pupils from Hunsley Primary – a brand new school on Brough South – follows the removal of around 20 water voles in 2017 from the development site, to make way for groundworks. The animals were cared for by the Derek Gow consultancy, a specialist water vole ecology business in Devon, until the site was ready to receive them back. They also [...]
Today marks 55 years since the incorporation of WA Horncastle (Builders), now known as Horncastle Group Plc. That's a good enough excuse for a celebration...........
Huge congratulations to our Chairman, Andrew Horncastle, who has received an MBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to charity and business in the community in East Yorkshire. Andrew was very shocked to receive such an honour but is delighted that the work he has been involved with over the past few years has been recognised. Speaking about the award, Andrew said “It was very unexpected. For me, the biggest reward is working alongside people who are passionate about, and dedicated to, seeing this region punch above its [...]
The Brough South Consortium would like to thank dog walkers and other recreational users of the former BAE airfield for observing new signs asking people not to disturb the surrounding land. The airfield is home to a range of ground nesting birds, some of which are endangered, and as such it has been designated an Ecological Management Area, to ensure the birds are protected. Recently, at the request of Natural England and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, we erected fences across the airfield to clearly identify the public right [...]
The ICE Yorkshire & Humber Awards Evening, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 15th March 2019. Photo by Glenn Ashley. Phase 2 of Brough Relief Road, which connects Moor Road in the east of the town to the Brough South development, has won a prestigious award for excellence. The project won second place in the £5m and over category of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Yorkshire and Humber awards. Phase 2 of Brough Relief Road was funded by the Brough South Consortium and Homes England, and was carried out by [...]
The Horncastle Group PLC has welcomed news that work on phase three of the Brough relief road could get underway this year. East Riding of Yorkshire Council announced that they are seeking planning permission for the £6.5m development, and that subject to approval, work could start in the new financial year, which gets underway on April 1st. The road will ease town-centre congestion by linking the southern point of Skillings Lane with Moor Road, meaning that once completed, traffic will no longer be confined to the current town centre route. [...]