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Seddon secures £6.25m of new work as part of Midlands expansion drive

31 Aug 11 Birmingham-based Seddon Construction has secured five new contracts in the Midlands, together worth £6.25 million. Part of the national Seddon Group, the firm is based locally in Summer Lane, Birmingham.

Among the new projects is a £4.25 million scheme to build a warehouse for iron castings manufacturer Castings Plc in Brownhills, Walsall.

The 4,170 sq m new steel-framed facility will be built on waste land next to the existing Castings factory and head office in Lichfield Road. Seddon Construction will also create new car parking and an access road. The new building, set to be completed in January 2012, forms part of a major expansion by Castings.

Seddon has also been appointed by Cadbury Sixth Form College in Kings Norton, Birmingham, to carry out a £1.0 million new-build and refurbishment contract. The scheme includes the construction of a new classroom block adjoining the college’s main building and  the remodelling, refurbishment and reroofing of an existing classroom block. The work is due to be completed in December 2011.

Other new contracts for Seddon include a £300,000 scheme for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust to build a first-floor extension for the Ruth Astles Building at Heartlands Hospital, Bordesley Green East, Birmingham. This is the latest in a series of improvement and refurbishment schemes by Seddon at the hospital over the last three years. Seddon has also been selected by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to carry out a scheme to alter the existing council offices – Sandwell Council House - in Freeth Street, Oldbury, to create break-out areas for staff over four floors.

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In addition, Seddon has been chosen by affordable and supported housing provider Home Group for a £485,000 contract to convert London House in Madeley, Telford, into six self-contained flats for local people with a disability. The work is set to be completed in February 2012.

“In what remains a challenging market for construction, Seddon’s ability to deliver competitively priced, high-quality new-build and refurbishment construction projects on time and budget is enabling us to continue to win work across a range of sectors,” says Seddon Construction business unit manager Richard Sapcote. “It is fantastic to have secured these contracts as part of our continuing expansion in the region. We expect this year’s annual turnover in the Midlands to be over £10 million and are looking to double that by 2013.”

Seddon Construction is part of the national Seddon Group, a family-owned company specialising in construction, painting and maintenance and housebuilding. The Birmingham office specialises in construction projects in the housing, care home, health and education sectors as well as general construction.

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