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Shrewsbury School student girls house 2023 by Pave Aways
14 Mar 2022
A Shropshire building contractor has secured the contract for a new £5.1m girls’ house at one of the UK’s top independent schools.   The new facilities for day and boarding students at Shrewsbury School will be the 12th scheme Pave Aways has completed at the co-educational school for 13 to 18-year-olds.   Other significant projects it has carried out at the school include the academic building...
03 Feb 2021
A building contractor has handed 50 new tablets to schools in Shropshire, Mid Wales and Cheshire to ensure that children without access to quality technology can learn at home during lockdown. Pave Aways has given 10 Samsung Galaxy tablets each to Newtown and Welshpool High Schools in Mid Wales, the Telford Langley School, Shrewsbury Academy and Blacon High School in Chester in an £11,500 gesture...
Julian Kirkahm from SWG Construction explains the company's committment to meet new eco laws
03 Dec 2020
A Shropshire company is leading the way to ensure buildings across the UK meet tight new regulations on energy before a new law comes into force. SWG Group, based in Shrewsbury, has launched a huge programme to help scale up infrastructure and refit buildings in pursuit of net zero emissions by 2050. Julian Kirkham, Director at SWG, said they are ready to rise to the challenge through their...
17 Sep 2019
Shropshire’s construction industry is set to meet next month to discuss how digital technology is transforming the sector and how businesses can adapt to the change. The Building Digital Expo will take place at University of Wolverhampton’s Innovation Campus in Priorslee on October 11. The free event is being organised by Shropshire Constructing Excellence – the county’s leading network for the...
07 Jun 2019
Shrewsbury headquartered, Morris Property has completed a £3 million contract from Telford & Wrekin Council to build two units at Telford’s T54 Business Park to help boost the local economy. The Shrewsbury-based business formally handed over the buildings which the council will let for warehouse or factory use. The 30,000 ft² and 17,000 ft² units have clear-span portal frames and roller...
02 Aug 2018
A recent week-long summer camp in Shrewsbury for aspiring young cricketers has once again been heralded a great success. The third annual event, which took place at the Frankwell cricket ground in Shrewsbury and attended by over 80 five to 15 year olds, was organised through Beacon Cricket Club and sponsored by local construction company Saxonby. 150 parents and family members attended a barbeque...
11 May 2018
Following a period of restructuring and consolidation a Shrewsbury company is once again delivering its construction industry related contracts and growing the business.  From Derbyshire to Gloucestershire Saxonby (Group) Ltd is busy building open market and social housing developments, Saxonby Groundworks leads as one of the region’s key groundwork contractors and Saxonby Plant & Haulage...
27 Nov 2017
Two apprentices from Shrewsbury Colleges Group have been flying the flag for Shropshire and showing the rest of the UK how skilful this county is by bringing home two gold medals. At WorldSkills UK competition last week Andrew Balmer, an Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) in Site Carpentry, won gold in the SkillBuild carpentry final and Marc Marshall, an Advanced Apprentice (Level 3) in Electrical...
24 Oct 2017
Shrewsbury’s historic Flaxmill Maltings will be opening its doors to Shropshire businesses next month for two exclusive guided tours. Members of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and Shropshire Constructing Excellence are being invited to go behind the scenes at the former mill and find out how work is progressing to restore the buildings to their former glory. The events will take place on November...
14 Jul 2017
A shift in construction contracts out of London and into the Midlands will help support a sector experiencing uncertainty amid a prolonged Brexit negotiation in the region. That's the view from Crown Group boss Gareth Emberton on a new report which shows major regeneration and infrastructure project work is moving from the capital to the rest of the UK. Analysts for Barbour ABI and the...
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