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R G Carter sponsors student to help lay foundations for a career in construction

A Norfolk student has told of her excitement ahead of starting a two-year scholarship sponsored by the East Anglia’s leading independent construction company, R G Carter. Lucie Gresham – Hill, 16, will gain invaluable skills and knowledge in the engineering and construction industry after…

Key Worker Accommodation is completed on the North West Cambridge Development

R G Carter recently completed the construction of a 73 unit keyworker accommodation scheme on the North West Cambridge Development. The first residents have now moved into their new homes. The works were carried out on the 150 hectare site with seven other contractors…

Aviation Academy Officially Opens

Carol Vorderman, media personality and Royal Air Force Cadets ambassador officially opened the brand new Aviation Academy in Norwich on Saturday 5th August. Ms Voderman told the audience how excited she was that this facility has been created to offer opportunities to young people.…

Preferred Bidder for Galloper Wind Farm

We are pleased to announce that R G Carter has been named as one of the preferred bidders for the operations and maintenance base for the Galloper offshore wind farm off the coast of Suffolk. We have been selected for the construction of the…

Scouts complete Three Peaks Challenge

Northampton-based 1st Blisworth Scout Group has successfully completed the National Three Peaks Challenge raising money for the club with the help from local construction firm, R G Carter. Scout group leaders Steven Smith, Pete Rock, Steve Watkins and Michelle Watkins accomplished the challenge climbing…

Royal Norfolk Show – another successful year!

R G Carter ran a career-focussed stand at the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June. The stand aimed to demonstrate the training opportunities and career routes the business has to offer, as well as its commitment to the community. Craft…

Priscilla Bacon Hospice
New branding for Priscilla Bacon Hospice vehicle

In addition to having now completed the branding to two of the new Priscilla Bacon Hospice pop up units and their new shop in Aylsham, R G Carter were proud to also complete the graphics to the new vehicle. The graphics are a mixture…

Bowthorpe Rayne Park
Launch of the new Bowthorpe housing development

Work is now underway on the next stage of the Bowthorpe development in Norfolk. A sod cutting ceremony was held in June with representatives from R G Carter, Leaders estate agents, Hamsom Barron Smith and the Chairman of the Norfolk Regeneration Company in attendance.…

R G Carter at the Royal Norfolk Show

R G Carter are running a career-focussed stand at the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June. The stand aims to demonstrate the training opportunities and career routes the business has to offer, as well as its commitment to the community.…

R G Carter celebrates employees’ loyalty with long service awards

Loyal staff at R G Carter, have been recognised for their commitment to the company as part of our annual long service awards. A special lunch was held to celebrate the contribution of seven R G Carter staff who have retired in the last year…

KLIC Wins RICS Award, East of England

The King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) won best Commercial Building at this year’s RICS, East of England Awards. TV Presenter, Melissa Porter, hosted the sell-out ceremony, held at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. The new KLIC represents the very best of commercial design philosophy…

Opening Gala for new Cineworld in Ely

On Wednesday 10th May, R G Carter attended the opening Gala for the new Cineworld in Ely, Cambridgeshire. Companies that attended included G&W Contracting and Kershaw as well as Spotted in Ely. Mayor of Ely and Chair to the Council, Ian Lindsay, was also…

Topping Out Ceremony at Deben Wharf

On 9th May, R G Carter and representatives met at the Whisstocks site to celebrate the topping out of the Deben Wharf. FW Properties specifically thanked the project team for their efforts to make the event possible and their continuing hard work. The Deben…

R G Carter wins further CCS Awards

Last month, R G Carter contracts and site managers attended the prestigious Considerate Constructors Scheme 2017 National Site Awards at the Plaisterers’ Hall, London. The awards ceremonies, which took place across the country, recognise scheme-registered sites that have demonstrated the very highest level of…

Carrowbreck Meadows wins Norfolk Constructing Excellence Awards

We are delighted to announce that the Carrowbreck Meadows Passivhaus development received a Constructing Excellence Award. R G Carter completed the 14 Passivhaus homes in Broadland District, which includes three and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached houses. In order to achieve the stringent Passivhaus criteria,…

R G Carter is a considerate constructor

Teams from R G Carter received awards following the Considerate Constructors Awards. The University Arms Hotel project in Cambridge received a Silver award; as did our extension work for Premier Inn in Leicester Forest East, Dudgeons Offshore Wind Farm and Adastral Close for client,…

Ground breaking ceremony for Cambridge University Library

R G Carter hosted a sod cutting ceremony to commemorate the ground breaking at the new off-site storage facility for Cambridge University Library. The event was attended by representatives of Cambridge University Library, including Professor Chris Young (who took great delight in turning the…

Ground breaking at MMDIC

The official ground breaking at the new Multi Modal Diagnostic Imaging Centre (MMDIC), took place in February, at Colchester Hospital. This two-storey facility will include new equipment for three specialised diagnostic services – with a key part being cancer research. Hospital Trust Chairman, David…

International Bomber Command Update

The International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln has been progressing well in the last few months. Metis Aerospace, a local Aerospace and Defence company, donated their aerial drone services to IBCC, creating some exceptional 2D mosaic images and videos to document the new visitors…

Team performance beyond compliance

Congratulations to the team delivering the Keyworker Units on the University of Cambridge North West Cambridge Development for a fantastic score on their latest visit from the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Having scored 43/50, the latest report scored excellent or exceptional across all five sections…

Glazed Floodgate installed at Whisstocks site

A new glass flood gate has been instated in Woodbridge so that it can be left open for a majority of the time allowing pedestrians access into the large open space being constructed at the Whisstocks site, in front of Deben Wharf. The gate…

More room at the Premier Inn

The Whitbread team handed over three more Premier Inn hotels at the end of 2016. An extension to the Thurrock West hotel included a restaurant extension. An extension and extensive reconfiguration at South Mimms and an extension at Norwich Nelson with reception configuration makes…

R G Carter invests in the next generation to solve the challenges of today’s construction industry

R G Carter is helping to ‘bridge the gap’ in skills by our ongoing commitment to investing in high quality training and development in the East of England. This approach ensures that we support sector innovation, such as the latest advances in Business Information…

R G Carter return to St Bedes

Richard Gwynne is returning to St Bedes as our Clerk of Works following his time as Site Manager in 2009. Paul Hutchinson (LGSS Framework Director) said, “We are delighted to be back working at St Bede’s as part of the LGSS Framework, especially with…

Performing arts centre takes shape

Having started on site in February 2016, the new performing arts centre for The Perse School in Cambridge is quickly approaching watertight status. This complex scheme is bordered by teaching accommodation on three sides of the compound and utilises three different frame solutions, providing…

Burwell School works progressing well

R G Carter continue to perform well on the complex refurbishment and extension scheme at Burwell Village College Primary School, which was secured as part of the current Cambridgeshire County Council LGSS Framework. With three separate blocks being worked on simultaneously (located throughout the live…

New Forum opens for Dacorum Borough Council

The Forum, Hemel Hempstead’s new council, library and voluntary services hub, opened its doors to the public on Monday 16 January. R G Carter began construction of the purpose-built centre, which is a key feature of the Hemel Evolution town centre transformation, just a…

R G Carter complete another building on Norwich Research Park

R G Carter recently celebrated the official opening of a new 1,000 sq m research and development facility at Norwich Research Park for occupiers Leaf Systems International Ltd. The state-of-the-art building was completed in just 12 months after the appointment of architects LSI and was…