A FAST-growing South Tyneside building firm clinched contracts worth £4.7m in just two months, it was announced this week.
Castle Building Services, based at Monkton Business Park in Hebburn, enjoyed its busiest summer to date and is on track for a further 25 per cent increase in growth for the rest of the year.
Employing 112 staff, Castle’s latest orders come after contract success with the massive transformation scheme at Newcastle Central Station.
The new work spans a number of areas, including further education, commercial office space and the waste transfer sector, including a new office complex at Washington Business Centre.
In August, Castle created a dozen new jobs on the back of its recent contract successes.
On behalf of BAM Construction, Castle has won mechanical, electrical and plumbing contract work at Sunderland College’s Bede campus.
The Hebburn firm is also carrying out work at Turbine Business Park in Sunderland, and on three waste transfer sites across Tyne and Wear.
David Harland, Castle’s projects director, said: “Despite trading conditions remaining challenging, we have worked hard to secure these new contacts, and while we are enjoying a tremendous year so far, we don’t take anything for granted. However, the fact that we are winning repeat business and entering new sectors, such as waste transfer is, I believe, down to our reputation for providing clients with exceptional service and an innovative approach, to ensure timely delivery on each of their projects.
“Some of the schemes present us with logistical challenges, while others present ones of programming, such as a 16-week turnaround time to deliver the new office, hybrid and workshop accommodation in Washington.”
Mr Harland added: “Looking ahead, our work-winning consistency means that we are on track to record further significant growth for the remainder of the year, and benefits our recent high level of recruitment.”
Castle will also announce details of its largest single contract to date in the next few weeks.