Building Excellence by Design

DeTrafford Construction is an exciting new arm of the business, seamlessly integrated to ensure that our core principles are carried from concept to completion. We’re passionate about the buildings we produce and constantly strive to set the very highest standards of quality and excellence in the delivery of our schemes while maintaining an uncompromising focus on safety.


A formidable team with a proven track record harnessing ingenuity, knowledge and experience to deliver high quality projects on time and on budget.

At the very heart of DeTrafford Construction and everything we do is a focus on safety. This is our number one priority and why we have created ‘FEEL SAFE BE SAFE’ – a safety campaign with a specific vision to protect all on-site personnel from the risk of occupational injury or ill health, through safe operating practices and behaviour.

We are committed to a culture of continual improvement in our health, safety, environmental, social, economic and quality performance. Contractors working with us are required to develop and deliver sustainable solutions in areas such as reduced carbon emissions, waste, environmental impacts, community concerns and sustainable procurement.

By the end of 2019 we will have 800 units under construction, solidifying our commitment to delivering high quality schemes.

  • Head of Construction

    John Currie

    With over 24 years’ experience in the construction industry, John has delivered project leadership on some of the most prestigious projects in the north of England, including the Beetham Tower, One St Peter’s Square and GMP headquarters in Manchester. His experience has included using the latest technology and systems available in the construction industry. John has joined DeTrafford to lead the construction side of the business and bring an exemplar standard of project delivery.

  • Head of Projects

    Phil Wakefield

    Phil has over 30 years’ experience within the construction industry, responsible for the delivery of many multi-million-pound prestigious projects across the UK within the private and public sectors. He has previously held the position of Managing Director of a national construction business with a turnover in excess of £1bn per annum. Phil joined DeTrafford to provide strategic direction and alignment of the construction delivery operation.

  • Senior Manager - Construction

    Darren Lewis

    With 20 years experience in the construction industry, primarily in senior positions and most recently as Associate Director at independent property and construction consultancy Gleeds, Darren brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. His attention to detail ensures that all projects are managed efficiently and to exacting standards.

  • Senior Design Manager

    Jon Gaskell

    Jon is a highly accomplished Design Manager with a proven track record
    in the design management of major construction projects. Starting out as
    an engineer, he quickly moved up to the position of Site Manager, where he found his passion for quality and technical buildability, forming a natural transition into design management which has spanned over 20 years.

  • Construction Manager

    Stephen Dath

    Steve is a highly skilled Construction Manager with a proven track record of exceeding performance expectations and steering difficult projects to completion. With over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry, Steve has led the operational delivery on some of the largest projects in the UK, including Neo Bankside and Battersea Power Station Phase One.

  • Commercial Manager

    Mark Cresswell

    With over 30 years’ experience across developers, main contractors and consultancies, Mark has extensive experience in the residential and refurbishment sector, responsible for the commercial functions across a number of projects, delivering in excess of 1,000 residential units. Mark is an experienced team leader, ensuring the requirements of the project are delivered in a collaborative manner.