Our team has been hard at work on a new project that is part of a £5m investment by a Mid Wales aluminium casting plant.

We are building a new machine pit at Cast Alum in Welshpool, which supplies car brands such as Porsche, Mercedes and BMW, that will allow the firm to expand its production facilities at the Buttington Cross Enterprise Park.

We have been removing the concrete slab floor in sections and increasing the depth of the floor by two metres, removing a total of 500m3 of spoil from the site. The dig has been stoned up with concrete blinding added in and we are now laying the rebar ahead of pouring the new concrete base.

Pictured in the cavernous pit are site manager Tom Ford and operative Kev Cartwright, who has been responsible for the impressive excavation.

This is our third project in the manufacturing sector in Welshpool in recent history. We laid a reinforced concrete slab at Wipak UK as part of the firm’s multi-million pound strategic investment in state-of-the-art conversion equipment at its base at Welshpool Business Park. This was our third project for Wipak – previous contracts include two extensions to the main factory area and associated external works.

We are also building a new flagship research and development centre for another manufacturer in the town.

Construction Director Jamie Evans said: “This is another contract that demonstrates our civil engineering capabilities and how we can work in live environments with minimal disruption to the day-to-day business of the manufacturer.

“Being part of the continuing expansion of these Welshpool businesses is very rewarding because as a local company we see the benefits that their growth brings to our community and economy.”