We are predicting a positive first quarter after securing a string of new contracts worth more than £11m.

Pave Aways has been named as the main contractor for a £3.3m project to build new kitchen and dining facilities at the Ministry of Defence’s Nesscliffe Training Camp, which is where our first job was 45 years ago.

We have  been appointed by Powys Council to a £2.1m conversion of Ladywell House in Newtown into a business centre; a £1.9m refurbishment of the Ludlow Assembly Rooms; a £1m project to update the landmark Anstice Building in Madeley, Telford; a £1.3m development of 13 properties in Pool Meadow, Hadley, Telford; and a £570k project for Shropshire Council for two classroom extensions at Shifnal Primary School. We have also been re-appointed to the roofing framework for Wrexham County Borough Council in a deal worth £1.3m.

Managing Director Steven Owen said this success was important given the challenges currently facing the construction industry.

“There are tough operating conditions across the construction sector at the moment so it is a great achievement for us to have secured so many of these high profile projects, particularly in our areas of expertise such as new builds and refurbishments as well as the education sector.

“This is not just good news for Pave Aways but for the wider economy of Shropshire and Mid Wales as we are committed to supporting our established supply chain so money is being earned and spent locally.

“We have built our reputation on delivering the highest possible quality of construction and service to our clients and that continues to pay dividends as evidenced by this clutch of recent contracts.”