• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

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Wharton Construction on target to secure £15m worth of projects in 2021

Wharton Construction has secured more than £7m worth of work in the Tees Valley during the first six months of 2021, with a further £8m of projects expected to get underway by the year’s end.

It has also generated £2m worth of work with new clients as part of the Darlington-headquartered firm’s plans to expand their customer base.

Director Matthew Wharton said: “Following a review of our tendering strategy, Wharton Construction currently has more than £7m of work on live sites and a similar value of projects expected to commence later this year.

“Traditionally, as a family-run firm, we have worked with a relatively small pool of clients and architects, but over the past 12 months we have developed a more proactive attitude by going out and winning new business.”

Specialising in commercial and public sector projects in the North East and North Yorkshire, the company believes it is ideally placed to take advantage of investment in Darlington and across the Tees Valley.

Wharton Construction is involved in several high-profile projects, including The Northern Studios, the North East’s first dedicated large-scale film and TV studio at The Northern School of Art’s Hartlepool campus, together with the transformation of Darlington’s historic indoor market, a new sixth form centre at Carmel College, Darlington, and the Goosepool Bar at Teesside International Airport.

Matthew added: “We are delighted to have been selected for the projects that we are currently delivering or are due to start. Strengthening our ties with existing clients whilst also developing relationships with new customers is down to the hard work of all our employees.”

“The construction market is particularly buoyant at the moment and has allowed us to build a healthy pipeline of work.

“However, companies are currently facing inflated prices for materials, a trend that if allowed to continue, will make some development projects unviable.”