£6.6m client win for Shropshire building contractor

Education | Midlands | Property & Construction
The new build at Underwood West Academy in Crewe
The new build at Underwood West Academy in Crewe

Shropshire building contractor Pave Aways has secured a string of education sector contracts worth more than £6.6m.

The company has added classroom extensions at Meole Brace Junior School in Shrewsbury (£370k); Hadnall Primary School (£360k); Market Drayton Infants School (£360k); Market Drayton Junior School (£340k); and St Andrew’s Primary in Shifnal (£581k) to its education portfolio as a result of Shropshire Council’s investment.

It is also delivering a major £1.6m extension and refurbishment project at Burton Borough School in Newport for Telford & Wrekin Council.

Pave Aways has just completed a £1.1m new build at Ysgol Gynradd in Carno, Mid Wales; a £258k contract for a new gatehouse at the Thomas Telford School; a £508K scheme including new classrooms at Underwood West Academy in Crewe; and a £1.2m sports barn at the Lawnswood Campus in Parkfields, Wolverhampton.

Steven Owen, Managing Director of the Knockin based firm, said its experience in delivering education projects made it an appealing contractor for schools.

Steven said: “Our teams and supply chain contractors are used to working quickly and efficiently in learning environments which allows the day-to-day education to go on unhindered whilst new facilities are under construction.

“We also take an active role, particularly in infant, junior and primary schools, in engaging with pupils about the build and making donations in the form of sporting equipment.

“Our knowledge and skill, coupled with our commitment to the highest possible standard of construction and customer service, give us a competitive edge and we look forward to building on this with further projects in the future.”

Steven added: “The investment in school infrastructure across the region is underpinning our sustained growth and education remains one of our strongest sectors.

“It is also a welcome boost for the economy as the majority of contractors and businesses in our supply chain are within a 25-radius of our sites.”

Pave Away’s previous clients include Concord College where it has completed 19 separate projects, Harper Adams University where it has carried out 20 builds, Wrekin College, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury Sixth Form, Kingsland Grange, Telford College, Shrewsbury College, Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton.

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