Lisa Kelly

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SURGO picks up £3.5m of contracts

Leading building contractor, SURGO Construction, has picked up two contracts with Isos Housing and Redcar Community College worth more than £3.5m.

The first six figure contract to be awarded to the North East based company in 2012 is for housing association Isos at its Coronation Street site in Wallsend.

SURGO has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Isos having previously worked together on schemes elsewhere in North Tyneside, including a close of 16 bungalows and a domestic abuse refuge.

As lead contractor, SURGO will complete the £2.23m contract over 35 weeks to construct a timber- framed, brick faced building, comprising 28 apartments over four floors, as well as a further two houses and two Tyneside-style flats. The project has recently started with enabling works underway.

Renowned as an established building contractor within the education sector, SURGO’s second contract win valued at £1.3 million for Redcar Community College, designed by DKS Architects of Stokesley, and funded jointly by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council with contributions from the school, will allow SURGO to fully utilise its vast experience and understanding of the sector. The 21-week project commenced earlier this month and will include improvements to the front facade of the existing building and accommodation for the Adult Learning Service. The project is due for completion at the end of August.

SURGO is also currently working on another £8.3m project in Redcar, the innovative Redcar Hub which will provide a centre and high quality workspace for digital and creative industries in the area. The Hub holds a prominent position on Redcar’s seafront and will help to create 60 new jobs and support 50 businesses.

Speaking about these new contract wins, director, Jeff Alexander said:

“We continue to meet the challenges of the construction sector head on and are delighted with these latest wins in what continues to be a difficult market. Our reputation for reliability, quality and value for money are of the utmost importance when the market is so price sensitive.

“These qualities form the foundation for our continuing success in winning contracts across our chosen market sectors and we look forward to working in partnership with ISOS and Redcar Community College to deliver these contracts.”

Lea Smith, development and regeneration manager for Isos Housing said:

“We are pleased to be working with SURGO on the Coronation Street project following on successful partnerships in the past. We are confident the scheme will be delivered on time and to budget.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Lisa Kelly .

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