The Eric Wright Group is an established leader within the building industry. We offer a wide range of services from construction and civil engineering, to property development and facilities management. We believe that we are uniquely well equipped to take care of our clients’ property requirements from design to completion and beyond. The Group encompasses a number of individual companies and subsidiaries, each with its own specific focus, resourced by staff with specialist skills. While each company operates independently, they are all intrinsically linked and regularly work closely together. This gives the Group the ability to successfully deliver a wide range of building projects, offering a seamless joined-up approach across all areas of expertise.
The shareholding in the Group is presently 51% owned by Mr RE Wright and 49% owned by the Eric Wright Trust, a charitable body. This unique constitution allows Group companies to follow longer term commercial strategies, and to continue to grow and develop the business securely over time.
The Eric Wright Group’s fundamental philosophy is to operate a profitable property and construction business which provides secure long-term job opportunities for its staff, and to establish durable relationships with clients, suppliers and sub-contractors while returning a proportion of its profits to the community by way of support for local charities and deserving causes.
Why we got involved?
In late 2007 Blackburn Borough Council, after a development competition, announced that the Eric Wright Group had been successful, through its subsidiary Maple Grove Developments, at becoming the Council’s partner in the redevelopment of a strategic town centre site next to the Cathedral and Railway Station.
Some time later we became aware that Blackburn had been identified by the Charity Onside as a key location for a youth zone and immediately started working with them and the Council in an attempt to accommodate this exciting facility as part of the Cathedral Quarter development, capitalising on its central location and fabulous public transport links. In addition to being Blackburn’s development partner, the Eric Wright Group through its Charity the Eric Wright Trust, is committed to supporting disadvantaged groups in the North West, both practically and financially, and this gave added piquancy to our enthusiasm for the project. Work on the wider Cathedral Quarter development is expected to begin in late 2012.
Andrew Dewhurst, Director Maple Grove Developments
Maple Grove Developments
Contact Andrew Dewhurst – Director, Maple Grove Developments
Telephone: 01772 229551