Clugston Group chairman, John Clugston and chief executive, Stephen Martin, recently joined Cllr Mark Kirk, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, John Sutherland, Vice President SMG Europe, and Nick Reed, Theatres Director SMG Europe, to celebrate the announcement that SMG Europe Holdings Ltd, has been chosen by the Council to operate the famous Baths Hall.
The Baths Hall, a historical landmark in Scunthorpe, is currently being re-built by Clugston Construction, part of the Clugston Group of companies, after being awarded the £14.4million contract by North Lincolnshire Council, to deliver the 2000 capacity state of the art concert and entertainment venue.
Around 70 new jobs will be created at the venue once completed.
SMG, one of the world’s largest entertainment venue operators, is no stranger to stars, having presented a wide variety of internationally acclaimed artists including Madonna, the Vienna Philharmonic, Peter Kay and Kasabian.
Expected to perform at the Baths Hall are the likes of Jamie Cullum, Jack Jones, The Saturdays, Kate Nash, The Streets, Dizzee Rascal and many more top performing acts. It will also become a centre for community events and conferences.
Cllr Mark Kirk, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “In less than a year’s time, people in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire and beyond will have a brand new state-of-the-art venue where they can enjoy top quality live music, comedy and theatre.
He added: “The Baths Hall will be a wonderful building and it is set to position Scunthorpe as the region’s leading entertainment destination. The scale and flexibility of the Baths Hall will now combine with the established charm of the Plowright Theatre to provide the town with a suite of entertainment facilities un-matched in most cities.
Stephen Martin commented: “As a Scunthorpe based company we were proud to be selected to rebuild such a landmark building. We are pleased North Lincolnshire Council has recognised the economic benefits that projects of this type can bring to a community.”
About Clugston Construction:
Clugston Group was established over 70 years ago by the current chairman’s father. Operating from four regional offices across the North of England, the company, which has activities in construction, logistics and property development, has built a reputation for safely delivering a wide variety of services and projects for customers in the public and private sectors. For further information about Clugston visit www.clugston.co.uk