Techrete Launch New Brand & Company Strategy

Techrete Launch New Brand & Company Strategy

We are thrilled to launch our brand refresh, reflecting a new vision for Techrete which builds upon the company’s success over the last 38 years in business. We have set in motion, our recently updated company strategy which will provide a stable platform for the company at the top of our sector, into the future.

Pivoting on our company values and strategic drivers, this strategy will ensure we reach our net zero by 2030 and improve our performance across all functional and operational areas, whilst maintaining a people-focussed business, with an engaged and informed workforce.

Techrete CEO, Alastair Smyth said “I am very excited about the future of Techrete and our new brand is heralding a renewed focus on our ambitions. With a clear and well defined strategy centred around sustainability, a strong team and deployment of our expertise, we can face the future with confidence. We will further underpin our new direction with a clear set of values which will be our benchmark for how we approach today, and in the future”

Read About Our Strategy

Techrete Commended in House of Commons

Techrete Commended in the House of Commons During Sustainability in Construction Debate

Following a visit to Techrete’s Brigg facility in August with Philip Cox, Director of MPA Precast, local MP Holly Mumby-Croft had this to say about us on Friday:

‘I have a fantastic firm in my constituency, Techrete, which I am very proud of.  It has contributed to a number of buildings across the country and the world. There have been 600 projects in the past 37 years, and I will draw your attention to a small number that you may have seen, Mr Deputy Speaker, because they are all quite close to where we are.

The projects include King’s Cross station, the Olympic village and The Broadway on Victoria Street—if you walk out of here and look to your right, Mr Deputy Speaker, before you get to M&S, you will see that building. They also include Victoria Square, the Heathrow Express tunnel—we probably made the steel for the rails in that tunnel as well, and if we did, it will be the finest steel in the world—Wembley Park and University College London Hospital. On the South Bank, on the other side of the river, there are some buildings that we made, and there is also the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, Westfield shopping centre, the Imperial War Museum, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the V&A and the lettering at Arsenal’.

Techrete Launch Summer Programme

Techrete Launch Summer Programme for School-Leavers at Facility in North Lincolnshire

The programme is a great opportunity for school leavers in the local and surrounding areas who are interested in the construction and manufacturing industries. Participants will gain experience and training in multiple trades and disciplines through a structured, paid, 8-week programme from 26th July to the end of September.

Techrete Win Presidents Award

Techrete Receives RoSPA Gold Presidents Award for Health & Safety Achievements for 10 Consecutive Years.

Techrete is celebrating after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards. Achieving the RoSPA Gold medal 10 consecutive years has earned Techrete the President’s Award this year.

Organisations receiving a RoSPA Award are recognised as being world-leaders in health and safety practice. Every year, nearly 2,000 entrants vie to achieve the highest possible accolade in what is the UK’s longest-running H&S industry awards.

Micheal Sanderson Group Health and Safety Manager said: “To win the RoSPA Gold Medal for 10 consecutive years is an outstanding achievement for Techrete and it is testament to the strong leadership of our Health and Safety Managers and co-operation by all employees both at our manufacturing facilities and on-site. We are so proud to have achieved the President’s Award this year.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s achievements director, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, but it receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for health and safety worldwide.

“RoSPA is very proud of the achievements of its entrants, and with this award we recognise the best of the best, those organisations that have gone the extra mile, raising the bar for the delivery of safety in the workplace. Employees, wherever they may be, should be able to go to work safe in the knowledge that they will return home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. Our RoSPA Award winners are central to achieving this goal. By entering they are driving up standards and setting new safety benchmarks for organisations across the world. Currently, around 7million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s global influence is even wider – with nearly 2000 organisations from 46 countries represented this year. I would also particularly want to thank our main sponsor NEBOSH, the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health – for their continued support for the 16th consecutive year.”

For more information about the RoSPA Awards visit

Duncan House Wins ‘Tall Buildings’ Award

Duncan House Wins ‘Best Facade Engineering Project’ in the Tall Building Category

Techrete were delighted that our project Duncan House in Stratford won the ‘Best Tall Building Facade Engineering’ Award in December 2020 at the Tall Building Awards.

The submission was entered by Hodder + Partners and they said of the facade:

‘The building structure is reinforced concrete. The envelope is a robust framework of precast concrete with infill concrete panels, bronze anodized aluminum windows and vent panels set behind bronze anodized louvre blades.

The precast cladding panels were manufactured offsite by Techrete with glazing and vent panels pre-installed to minimize working at height.

The building facades are formed primarily from precast concrete by Techrete, insulated and fore-stopped with mineral fibre and lined internally with plasterboard.

The aesthetic qualities of the precast concrete are linked to its physical and technical characteristics – enhancing resistance to fire, air, water, wind and improving acoustics. It is a material that lends itself to modern methods of construction, but also has a timeless quality that references key buildings within the local heritage.’

Contractor & Site Supervisor of the Month for Techrete

PJ Hegarty Present Techrete with Two Awards for ESB

Last week as part of Health and Safety month, PJ Hegarty and Sons awarded Techrete with ‘Contractor of the Month’ for our work on Project Fitzwilliam / ESB and ‘Site Supervisor of the Month’ was awarded to our very own Phil, for the same project. We were delighted to be recognized by PJ Hegarty for the care and attention taken by the whole team on ESB and we’re looking forward to our continued collaboration on this and future projects.

You can read about our Health & Safety policies here :

Kingston University Townhouse Wins Coveted Award

Kingston University Townhouse Wins Award at the Off-Site Construction Awards 2020

We are delighted that our project, Kingston University Townhouse has won the award for ‘Best Use of Hybrid Technology’ at the Off-Site Construction Awards. This is a superb win for our partners PCE, for Techrete and for everyone involved in this fantastic project.

Chris Billyeald, PCE Senior Project Manager said ‘This award has PCE’s name attached to it, but without the hard work, dedication and commitment of our supply chain partners, it would make it extremely difficult to achieve these results.

We’ll continue to push the boundries of what our industry can achieve together to ensure that the next award isn’t too far away’

High Rise Edition of ‘Concrete’ Magazine

Techrete Piece Highlighting the Benefits of Precast in High-Rise Construction Published in Concrete Society Journal.

With an extensive ‘high-rise’ portfolio and current high-rise projects at various stages of production, we are well placed to discuss the benefits of precast in ‘high-rise’ and to contribute to this edition of the Concrete Society Journal.

There’s little in construction that is more conducive to the building of high-rise structures than the off-site manufacturing and the installation of precast concrete cladding. For many developers, designers and contractors, precast is the obvious choice for high-rise, due to its unique versatility and overall cost-effectiveness.…”

Concrete Society Journal

High-Rise Construction Edition

Two Projects Shortlisted for Concrete Society Award 2020

Two Techrete projects have been shortlisted for an award at the 2020 Concrete Society Awards – Local Blackfriars in Manchester (nominated by Techrete and Jon Matthews Architects) and Townhouse, Kingston University in London (nominated by Grafton Architects).

We are proud of the outcome on the projects, which both demonstrate excellence in precast concrete and offsite construction – keeping our fingers crossed for a win on the night!

Mental Health First Aid at Techrete

Techrete Train Employees in Mental Health First Aid

As part of their ongoing Mental Health and Wellness Programme, Techrete have trained multiple employees in Dublin, Brigg and Leicester in Mental Health First Aid. Techrete understand the importance of mental wellbeing and are actively promoting wellness within the company.

Techrete Win Green Award 2020 in Dublin

Techrete Win ‘Medium Sized Company of the Year 2020’

Techrete were delighted to win ‘Medium Sized Company of the Year 2020’ at the Green Awards in Dublin in February. Techrete were also shortlisted for two further awards including ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ and ‘Construction Company of the Year’ and for the overall award on the night. This reflects the significant investments that the company has made in the last number of years in R&D and equipment to reduce their carbon footprint in terms of the business in general and the manufactured product.

Techrete Achieve AEO Status for UK & Ireland

Techrete Achieve AEO Status for UK & Ireland

Techrete were delighted to receive confirmation that they have been approved by HM Revenue and Customs as Authorised Economic Operators, as defined by the World Customs Organization (WCO).

 Techrete have met with the high security and integrity standards in the three key areas – Information, Staff and Premises and as an AEO with operations in both the UK and Ireland amongst other benefits, we will be offered Priority Customs Clearance making the Customs process much quicker and simpler. 

Techrete Director Mark O’Dea said ‘this has formed a crucial part of our preparations for Brexit and we are pleased to be amongst some of the first companies to be granted with the status.’