September 2015

Winner of the “North Lincs Economic Investment Award” at the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards 2015

A Torn Construction Ltd were delighted to be chosen as the outright winner of the North Lincs Economic Investment Award recently at the Northern Lincolnshire Business Awards 2015.

The event, which took place at the Baths Hall, Scunthorpe was a fantastic evening celebrating economic and business successes across the region.

The award recognises the contribution that ATC Ltd has made to the local economy and the inward investment the company is making to secure a future of continued growth and sustainability.

ATC Ltd has contributed over £10m to the local economy through using local sub-contractors, and even more through using local suppliers of materials and plant, and in addition now employs over 30 staff.

:With continued growth over the last few years and a strong order book for the next financial year, we are extremely proud of what we’ve achieved, what we stand for and where we are going!” commented Andy Torn, MD.

ATC Ltd are currently working on Bulk Store projects at ABP Hull, ABP Immingham, and on a variety of AD Plants across the region.

September 2014

New Client in Hope...

A Torn Construction Ltd are pleased to announce that following a competitive tender they have recently been awarded the contract to construct a 2,200m2 bulk store for new client Hope Construction Materials in Derbyshire.

The team at ATC Ltd has worked closely with the client to ensure and develop a programme which meets their exacting timescales due to their operational requirements.

Hope Construction Materials is Britain's leading independent producer of cement and readymix concrete, and also supplies aggregates and asphalt.

Andy Torn, MD, commented “We are delighted to add this new client to our impressive portfolio, and are looking forward to further developing excellent client relations and to deliver a quality product. We place huge emphasis on customer satisfaction, and along with our excellent health and safety track record are excited by this new venture.”

The project is due to be completed by the end of 2014.
For more information about A Torn Construction Ltd tel: 01652 649063.

July 2014

ATC on the Move...

Gosport Millennium Bridge

A Torn Construction Ltd are pleased to announce that they have recently moved in to their brand new purpose built head office at Kirton in Lindsey.
The company has seen significant growth in the last couple of years, and now employs over 25 staff. Although the majority of these are based on sites across our region the number of Head Office staff has gradually increased and the need for more space became a real necessity.

The new two storey offices now provides the company with a fantastic facility that is large, light and spacious and includes not only the essential office space but meeting rooms, a kitchen, disabled facilities, plenty of storage and a large car park.

Mandy Torn, Director commented “ The new offices are a huge improvement on the cramped offices we have been working from during the last 8 years. We are delighted that our staff now have a far improved working environment, and we are set up to continue to support all of our site teams, our clients and our suppliers in the best way possible. This has of course been a significant investment for our company, but that investment is in part thanks to an extremely successful few years, that has seen turnover increase, the client base expand and the size and type of projects grow. We are very much looking forward to an exciting future.”

The investment was supported by a Regional Growth Fund grant from North Lincolnshire Council of £50,000.

The staff at ATC Ltd are extremely grateful to NLC for their contribution and support during the course of the project, and the next stage is to re-locate their previous steel frame building to the site and use this for additional storage and workshop area.

For more information about A Torn Construction Ltd, tel: 01652 649063.

July 2014

Anaerobic Digestion Plants

A Torn Construction Ltd are pleased to announce continued expansion and project experience in Anaerobic Digestion Plants. Having now completed the AD Plant at Singleton Birch, ATC Ltd have also recently worked on projects at Gisburn, Guisborough and Goole. We have recently commenced work on a 0.5mw installation near York and are working closely with partners across the industry in further projects from concept to installation and ongoing maintenance. If you are interested in discussing any forthcoming AD Projects, please contact us on 01652 649063 or email us at

May 2011

Gosport Millennium Bridge

Gosport Millennium Bridge

A Torn Construction Ltd are pleased to announce that they have recently been awarded the contract for maintenance of the Gosport Millennium Bridge, Gosport, Hampshire.

Part of Portsmouth Harbour Millennium Scheme, Forton Lake Lifting bridge was designed as a pedestrian and cycle bridge but can also carry a road train and emergency vehicles. Spanning the mouth of Forton Lake, the bridge connects the mouth of Forton Lake with the Town of Gosport

ATC are carrying out essential maintenance works to include assessing chain tension, inspections of the working moving parts, and maintenance of both gearbox and chains.

The bridge deck weighs approximately 28 tonnes and the counterweight weighs approximately 23 tonnes. Operated by two 3 kW motors the bridge is designed to physically rise in 5 minutes and lower in 5 minutes. This small power requirement is achieved by the use of a well-balanced counterweight and the slow operation time.

For more information contact Mandy Torn on 01652 649063

May 2011

"Blooming Marvellous!"

Bloomind Marvellous

Pupils from Scawby Primary School, near Brigg met up with Andy and Mandy Torn at the launch of “Make £5 Blossom” recently.  This initiative, supported by North Lincolnshire Council and Rotherham Ready encourages young people to develop the skills involved in running a business – by letting them have a go themselves!

Local businesses involved were asked to make an initial investment of £150 to help the young people develop their business plans and launch a product or idea.   The pupils will decide who to sell to, what to sell and where to sell it.  At the end of the scheme the pupils will – hopefully, make a profit and hand back their initial investment in full.

A Torn Construction were delighted to be teamed up with Scawby Primary School, and at the launch event met up with pupils Bradley and Katy,  and teacher Mr Adam Foster, where they handed over the £150!

“This is such a great idea, enabling young people to gain hands on experience and understanding of what is involved in setting up a business.  We are very much looking forward to visiting the school and seeing their ideas develop over the next few months and supporting them in any way we can,”  commented Mandy Torn.

Photo: A Torn Construction Ltd meeting pupils from Scawby Primary School, at the launch event held recently at the Kingsway Centre, Scunthorpe.

October 2009

River Hull Footbridge –
Civils Contract for Local Business

North Lincolnshire based Building and Civil Engineering company has secured the civils contract on the prestigious River Hull Footbridge – valued at over £1 million.

A Torn Construction Ltd, based in Kirton in Lindsey were awarded the contract by Main Contractor Qualter Hall – a Barnsley based engineering company, and started on site at the beginning of September 2009.

A Torn Construction Ltd, established only 3 years ago has grown rapidly with a high level of repeat business from very satisfied clients who have benefitted from that "small" company level of service whilst benefitting from having operational systems of a larger company and contracts completed in a highly professional manner to extremely high standards.

This unique and contemporary moving bridge developed by Qualter Hall and Architects McDowell & Benedetti is anticipated to breathe new life into the River Hull area, benefitting both visitors and residents by connecting people with the city centre and the East Bank of the River Hull. Whilst the bridge itself allows enough room for smaller boats to pass under, the 35m long cantilever steel spine of the bridge and the 16m diameter circular structure housing a bistro/cafe bar with stunning views, rotates using an electrical drive mechanism to open the route to river traffic when required.

Andy Torn, Managing Director commented "We are delighted to have secured such a high profile contract, and are looking forward to working with all the parties involved in producing a spectacular and technically challenging bridge that will inevitably make a real difference to a city that is now seeing much investment and development"

The bridge is being funded by Yorkshire Forward, Hull City Council and Hull Forward. For more information please contact Mandy Torn on 01652 649063.

October 2009

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