Civil engineering company Story Contracting has opened a new Scottish head office in Blantyre.
The family-owned company, founded by Fred Story in Carlisle in 1987, already has offices in George Square in Glasgow and Bonnyrigg outside Edinburgh, and employs over 230 people across Scotland.
The company – which recently completed the £23 million refurbishment at Edinburgh’s Waverley station – grew by 57% in Scotland in 2019 and is now targeting another 300 employees, including up to 60 graduates, trainees and apprentices in Scotland across the next five years.
Its new head office facility in Blantyre will accommodate the infrastructure company’s expanding team, allowing it to deliver major projects across the country.
John MacArthur, managing director, Story Scotland, said: “I’m delighted with how my Story Scotland team has grown from its humble beginnings of just six employees in 2014 to where we are today.
“This is an exciting time to be a part of Story Scotland with our expanding footprint and growing bank of work in the rail and civils sectors across the country. The time is right to open a new head office facility in Blantyre. ”
The 2,150 sq m office is purpose-designed to bring together the rail, civils and plant divisions of the business. It includes training rooms, open-plan working areas and a 1,000 sq m workshop to provide machinery and equipment across work sites in the region.
Story Contracting has been delivering key infrastructure projects to Scotland’s Railway. Its civil engineering and infrastructure business is delivering the Network Rail CP6 IP-SNE Framework contract of renewal and enhancement projects in Scotland, worth £135 million over the next five years.
The company, which has recently won UK contracts with up to £200 million, completed the £23 million refurbishment of Edinburgh Waverley, where Platforms 5 and 6 were extended into the heart of Scotland’s second busiest station on behalf of Network Rail.