Bardsley Construction has signalled its confidence in the ongoing recovery of the construction sector by opening an office to serve the Midlands.
The opening represents a significant development for the business which had operated solely from its Greater Manchester head office for some 50 years prior to opening an office in Leeds in 2010 for the Yorkshire construction market. The £50m turnover business believes that recent contract wins and wider economic trends signal renewed growth in the construction sector as a whole.
The office at The Keele Centre in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Staffordshire is a strategic investment based on the brightening economic outlook and growth potential in the area supported by major investment in Staffordshire, Stoke and the HS2 works. Bardsley Construction was recently appointed by Ladson Developments to provide 160 studio apartments for students in Newcastle-under Lyme. The £3.86m scheme involves the refurbishment and remodelling of 1970s-built Blackburn House office building to create the apartments with offices and residents’ gym and to be called Keele House.
The firm’s Midlands office is headed by Midlands Regional Manager Adrian Moss, whose role is to grow business activities across the region. Adrian joins Bardsley from the Birmingham office of BAM Construction where he was a senior project manager and had worked for eight years.
“As a business Bardsley is benefiting from ongoing recovery in the construction market by winning work with new and existing clients after several very tough years in what was the longest and deepest downturn since the 1930s. This is our second regional office and having a Midlands’ presence provides a fantastic opportunity to work with new clients to enhance the Bardsley name and reputation outside of its traditional North West heartland.”
Roly Bardsley, chairman of Bardsley Construction, said:
“We’re delighted to be opening our office in and for the Midlands and look forward to competing for and securing contracts with clients in the private and public sectors throughout the region. We place great emphasis on partnerships with local authorities, education bodies, housing associations and health authorities.”