School investment programmes underpin building firm’s sustained growth

Shropshire building contractor Pave Aways has solidified its position as a leader in the education construction sector with a string of contracts worth more than £6.6m.

Pave Aways’ Construction Director Jamie Evans and Site Manager Simon Gough at the new Ysgol Gynradd in Carno
Pave Aways’ Construction Director Jamie Evans and Site Manager Simon Gough at the new Ysgol Gynradd in Carno

The company has added classroom extensions at Meole Brace Junior School in Shrewsbury (£370k); Hadnall Primary School (£360k); Market Drayton Infants School (£360k); Market Drayton Junior School (£340k); and St Andrew’s Primary in Shifnal (£581k) to its education portfolio as a result of Shropshire Council’s latest spending surge to improve the school estate.

It is also delivering a major £1.6m extension and refurbishment project at Burton Borough School in Newport for Telford & Wrekin Council.

Pave Aways has just completed a £1.1m new build at Ysgol Gynradd in Carno, Mid Wales; a £258k contract for a new gate house at theThomas Telford School; a £508K scheme including new classrooms at Underwood West Academy in Crewe; and a £1.2m sports barn at the Lawnswood Campus in Parkfields, Wolverhampton.

Steven Owen, Managing Director of the Knockin based firm, said its experience in delivering education projects made it a “go-to” contractor for schools.

“Our teams and supply chain contractors are used to working quickly and efficiently in learning environments which allows the day-to-day education to go on unhindered whilst new facilities are under construction.

“We also take an active role, particularly in infant, junior and primary schools, in engaging with pupils about the build and making donations in the form of sporting equipment.

“Our knowledge and skill, coupled with our commitment to the highest possible standard of construction and customer service, gives us a competitive edge and we look forward to building on this with further projects in the future.”

Steven added: “The investment in school infrastructure across the region is underpinning our sustained growth and education remains one of our strongest sectors.

“It is also a welcome boost for the economyas the majority of contractors and businesses in our supply chain are within a 25-radius of our sites.”

Pave Aways has worked with private schools, universities, colleges, and local education authorities across the Midlands and Mid Wales in recent history.

Previous clients include Concord College where it has completed 19 separate projects, Harper Adams University where it has carried out 20 builds, Wrekin College, Shrewsbury School, Shrewsbury Sixth Form, Kingsland Grange, Telford College, Shrewsbury College, Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton.

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