Castle Building Services in major contract wins worth £5m

A building services contractor has announced two major contract wins worth £5m on the back of successful completions

Established in 2001, Castle Building Services, which has a current turnover of £13m, was set up by directors Allan Carr and Tony Lister.

Since then the business, which has its headquarters at Monkton Business Park, Hebburn, has gone from strength to strength and now employs 100 staff - with more jobs planned in the coming months.

The firm hopes the contract  two major contract wins worth £5m will help boost turnover to £16m next year.

As a privately owned contractor, the company provides building engineering services across a range of sectors, including commercial property, education, custodial, leisure and retail as well as residential.

The new contracts, which are both in the North East, and have a combined value of �5m, follow on the back of successful projects, including the installation of building services to a listed castle in Scotland and the Trinity Square scheme in Gateshead, where Castle was responsible for delivering all mechanical and electrical services for a major part of the development including the cinema, energy centre, office accommodation and a Primary Care Trust facility.

Commercial director Allan Carr, said: “Castle Building Services is fast becoming recognised in the industry both locally and further afield, for its flexible approach and ability to adopt innovative solutions to the modern day challenges of building services. Staff at all levels across the company possess a strong work ethic and like to work as an extension to a client’s in-house team. I believe our appointment to these latest schemes is a clear demonstration of this.”

The first contract will see the company working with Miller Construction, on behalf of a partnership between East Coast Trains and Network Rail on a �8.6m project to transform the entrance to Newcastle’s Central Station. Castle already works with Miller Construction on the rail sector.

Working with Kier Construction North East, the company has also been appointed to work on the new Aykley Heads headquarters for Durham Police.

Due to the hi-spec of the building, the contractor will use 3D modelling to deliver this and coordination coupled with prefabricated building service modules and plant room facilities.

Castle has developed a reputation for high levels of service delivery during the construction phase.

Staff at all levels possess a strong work ethic and like to work as extension to a client’s in-house team


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