History

1932

Douglas Eric Clegg takes space at 421 Nottingham Road (Ilkeston); the premises are approved for ‘Builders workshop and office’. D.E.Clegg & Co Ltd begins trading

1940

D.E.Clegg & Co announce they are ‘retiring from business until the cessation of hostilities,’ selling plant and valuables in an auction on 26 September 1940. Items for sale include woodworking machinery comprising a planer, thickener and moulding machine, a hollow spindle morticing and boring machine and several portable huts

1955

After managing to regain market strength, the business takes larger premises at Gladstone Street, Ilkeston.

1960


D.E.Clegg Limited becomes Incorporated

1967

D.E.Clegg begins the first of many socially conscious projects, cementing their commitment to the communities they work in. Work begins on the Kirk Hallam Youth Club. The £19,460 building is developed to ‘offer the youth of Kirk Hallam a centre in which to develop spare time interests, to keep fit and enjoy their leisure as members of the community.’

1970

D.E.Clegg awarded a £250,000 contract, their largest to date, to build new offices and factory in Giltbrook, Nottingham. Works also on site include a new public house for the Home Brewery Company and retail outlets for Boots in Leicester

1982

Move to The Parsonage, Hallam Fields Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 4DZ

1987

Awarded a £2.4million design and build contract, their largest to date, for the construction of a new factory and offices in Lenton, Nottingham

1988

Turnover reaches £10million

1989

D.E.Clegg wins a £6million contract to redevelop the previously empty Commerce Square in Nottingham. The refurbishment project creates 33,000 sq ft of office space and luxury apartments. To celebrate the win, staff hand out bottles of wine to neighbouring Lace Market businesses and residents

1994

Turnover reaches £15million thanks to schemes including new offices for the Halifax Building Society and industrial units for Nottinghamshire County Council. Take first steps into the leisure sector with the construction of a club house at the newly created Hucknall Golf Course

1996

Turnover reaches a record £22million, with schemes including a £7.5million contract to refurbish an occupied printing factory in Leicester

1998

Awarded first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ Award for the construction of new 23,000sq ft premises for the Environment Agency

1998

After almost 70 years in Derbyshire, D.E.Clegg relocates to Nottingham, further developing and buying offices in The Lace Market they previously refurbished in 1989. With a current turnover of £32million, all existing 23 staff pack up the office and make the ambitious move to the Lace Market

2002

D.E. Clegg Limited changes name to Clegg Construction Limited

2002


Clegg Construction undertakes its largest ever project; the rebuild of the Center Parcs holiday complex at Elevden Forest which was destroyed by fire. Costing £41million at over £1million per week, the project was delivered three weeks ahead of programme to allow the client to open for the summer holiday season

2007

Keith Anderson, David Short, Steve Giltrap and Simon Blackburn successfully undertake a management buyout, leading the company forward into future endeavours

2008


Our £27million River Crescent scheme, the first phase of Nottingham Riverside’s Regeneration, wins the Best Architecture UK category at the Property Awards

2009

We open an office in Leeds to extend our capacity and provide a full regional service in the North of England

2009



Our project for the University of Nottingham, Geospatial is handed over - achieving a BREEAM Excellent certificate having worked collaboratively during the contract to lift the rating from a predicted Very Good.
 

2012


The Energy Technology Building at The University of Nottingham is awarded the first BREEAM Outstanding rating for an educational building. The zero carbon building later goes on to receive the BREEAM Education Building of the Year 2014

2016

The Clegg Group now employs over 100 people and has a turnover of £86million. We were positioned at 39 in The Nottingham Post’s Top 200 companies in Nottinghamshire.

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