Amiri Construction Wins GBP5.8m Kingsbridge Estates ContractBy Kingsbridge Estates, PRNE
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Fareham Building Contractor Will Construct New Factory Site in West Sussex
CHICHESTER, England, May 11, 2011 - Amiri Construction has secured a GBP5.8m contract from Kingsbridge
Estates in Chichester to deliver a new pack house development for salad
producers Natures Way Foods (NWF).
The 33 week contract will see Fareham based Amiri bring together a 100
strong workforce, drawn mainly from local contractors, to complete the
90,000sqft NWF pack house development in Runcton, near Chichester, by
Grahame Pettit, Managing Director of Amiri Construction, said: "We are
very pleased to have secured this important high value contract from
Kingsbridge Estates. It is central to the continued growth of Amiri that we
are able to bring the expertise and professionalism of a major contractor to
bear at a local level, in order to win contracts like this.
"Delivery of the Runcton development demands a fast, high specification
building programme with an intensive and high specification fit out. We are
determined to limit vehicle movements and to keep disruption to the local
area to an absolute minimum in keeping with the environmental aspirations of
the development and its owners. Our use of local contractors to undertake the
extensive work that is planned, is key to achieving that."
Kingsbridge Estates owner, West Sussex Businessman Robert Langmead,
added: "I am delighted that Kingsbridge Estates was able to bring Amiri on
board to deliver this important new development. The Runcton pack house
project is central to Kingsbridge Estates' commercial property portfolio and
has been secured in close co-operation with Chichester District Council and
the local community.
"It will be a uniquely modern and sustainable building for the local area
and we are confident that Amiri is ideally placed to deliver a development
that meets the exacting green criteria Natures Way Foods demands, while
complying fully with the requirements of the local area plan."
The new development, valued at GBP14.2m in total, will enable NWF to
expand its business on the site, creating some 400 new jobs. Construction
will involve a series of measures - including capturing rainwater to fill
ponds, tree and wildflower planting on the site's boundaries, and the
creation of a wildlife zone on the western edge of the site - to reduce the
development's impact on wildlife and the local environment.
It is planned that Amiri will begin construction within the next few
Media contact: Richard Carnell, rcarnell at bell-pottinger.co.uk, +44(0)20-7861-2439
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