A steady stream of tender opportunities has led to construction firm Surgo sealing deals worth £22m.
The Newcastle-based business has been appointed to five new schemes with a raft of sectors including care sector, education, healthcare, renewable energy and a project on the River Tyne at HMS Calliope.
Appointed by Inspiredspaces Durham Ltd, the educational project win sees Surgo to carry out alterations to the Meadows School, Spennymoor, with a further role to create a new two-court sports hall with associated changing facilities, gym, music room and an art and ITC teaching area.
In healthcare, Surgo will build a new health centre on behalf of Ferryhill and Chilton Medical Practice.
The new centre, which will replace an existing GP surgery, is being constructed on a brownfield site and will include a GP branch practice, dental practice, NHS facilities and a medical retail unit. The firm will start on site later this month.
Working for care home operator Eothen Homes under a design and build contract, Surgo will construct a highly innovative care facility for people with dementia in Wallsend.
The 52-bedroom facility will provide a model of care within a “family home” environment, providing safety and security with dementia specific design features.
Finally, later this month, Surgo will start work on an anaerobic digestion project valued at approximately £12m, for client JFS and Associates in North Yorkshire.
According to Surgo’s director Jeff Alexander, there is a more sustained level of confidence in the regional construction market.
He said: “In the last 12 months we have seen a gradual increase in both the quality and quantity of tender opportunities on schemes throughout the region and I am delighted to announce this latest raft of project wins, which maintains our increasing workload and reflects the diversity of the core work we undertake on a regular basis.
“We can approach the next two or three years with increasing confidence following what has been a challenging period for our industry.”
Further to these latest project wins, the contractor currently has teams on site at both Newcastle and Durham Universities and is making great progress with the construction of a new swimming pool and sports facility at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School.