Miller Construction Secures £20 million of works in the North
30.11.11 Company: Miller Construction
Miller Construction is celebrating 4th Quarter success with a number of contract wins in the North, totalling over £20 million.
The latest wins include the contract for a £3.2 million Maintenance Headquarters on behalf of Network Rail, and a £3.2 million food outlet project at the MetroCentre Retail Park in Gateshead.
Works have also commenced on a £7 million retail project at Halewood Shopping Centre for Neptune Projects Ltd and Middlesbrough Sixth Form College, a £6.8 million project which will see the delivery of a new Sixth Form Centre.
Chris Webster, Chief Executive, Miller Construction, said: “These contract wins for our North region secure a positive workload going forward into 2012. These projects cover three of our key target markets, Education, Retail and Rail.
“Remaining true to our strategy, which we set out at the start of 2011, these contract wins are the result of us focussing our efforts to achieve our strategic goals. We identified Rail as a market which we wanted to enter and our commitment to seeing our aims achieved has led to securing our first contract in this sector as part of our new strategy. We have an unrivalled reputation in the Education market for the delivery of exceptional learning environments and our work in the Retail market is exemplary.
“2012 will see us continue to focus on our strategy – to consistently deliver quality without compromise. Over the last 12 months we have remained true to our core values which see us working in complete collaboration with our clients and their stakeholders. We remain confident that this approach, coupled with our focussed efforts will continue to deliver results for the business.”
Works on Network Rail’s North East Maintenance Headquarters will begin in February 2012 to deliver a two storey building totalling 2,070 sq.m, including office space, welfare and flexible training facilities and storage space for trackside maintenance vehicles. The brown field site off Askew Road in Gateshead sits alongside the existing rail line with a new access to be formed through existing railway property. Due for completion in late 2012, the new building will be occupied by 300 staff, relocated from existing offices and sub-depots across the region.
The contract at the MetroCentre, to be known as MetrOasis will see a former petrol filling station site being developed into a single storey building, sub-divided into four individual food retail outlets, to feature Starbucks; Krispy Kreme; Harvester and a Toby Carvery. Both Starbucks and Krispy Kreme will benefit from drive-through facilities and works are due for completion in August 2012.
The project at Halewood Shopping Centre, on behalf of Neptune is a major regeneration project for the town of Halewood, involving the construction of a new 50,000 sq ft centre which will be home to Aldi, Home Bargains, Tesco and Cooltrader stores, Ladbrokes bookmakers, Barnardos and a hair and beauty salon.
Middlesbrough Sixth Form College will benefit from a new Sixth Form Centre, MC6, which will see the delivery of 13 classrooms, tutorial rooms, staff and administrative office space, an IT suite, a student lounge, café, and sports facilities, including a full size flood lit astro-turf pitch. Works are due for completion in September 2012.