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


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


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


D.E.Clegg Limited becomes Incorporated


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.’


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


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


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


Turnover reaches £10million


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


We complete Provincial House, an £8million student accommodation scheme in Sheffield. Our link to the city continues as we start at nearby Steel City, a £19million project which will deliver 324 student rooms.


We are awarded a place on the Scape Regional Construction framework. To facilitate this, we open an office in Cambridge to expand our working area to Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.


Clegg Group ranks #45 in the Nottinghamshire's Top 200 Companies list.


Clegg Group transfers fifty-one per cent of shares to employee ownership trust, allowing us to provide opportunities for succession from within the internal management team over the coming years – an ethos that has been encouraged within the group over the last half-century.


Clegg Group climbs the Nottinghamshire Top 200 Companies list to #34, 13 places higher than when the list was last published three years ago.



We’re thrilled to be re-appointed on the fourth generation of Scape’s Regional Construction Framework, which will see us delivering projects of up to £7.5m across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, and Suffolk.