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Olympic velodrome contract helps Barnsley firm expand

A Barnsley timber construction firm have expanded into larger premises thanks to a major contract to supply the Olympic Velodrome.

Constructional Timber designs, manufactures and installs engineering timber frames, beams and other fixtures.

The London 2012 contract has allowed the business to move into an 84,000 sq ft plant at Carlton Industrial Estate which will mean an increase in production capacity.

Co-director Martin Daws said: “As well as being a much larger facility, unlike our previous site it’s all under cover which means the weather will no longer be a problem for us.

“It will give us the potential and scope for development that we’ve wanted for a while and we’re extremely excited about the future of the business.”

Constructional Timber was set up in 1979 in a small unit in Penistone and later moved to Carlton. Five years ago, managing directors Martin and Steve Godfrey bought the company from the family of the founder Norman Woods, who sadly passed away in 2002.

The team is involved in projects from concept to installation and has undertaken a number of major contracts worth up to £1.5 million for national construction companies, as well as working for smaller contractors.

The firm used support from Enterprising Barnsley to facilitate the move as well as website development and marketing.

Enterprising Barnsley’s programme is a partnership between Barnsley Development Agency (BDA) and Barnsley Business and Innovation Centre (BBIC).

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