A £4 million construction project at one of the UK’s foremost outdoor activity centres has been completed by a construction specialist on the west Shropshire border.
SJ Roberts Construction Ltd has delivered a 116-bedroom guest block and additional staff accommodation facilities for top adventure holiday provider, PGL Travel, at its flagship site in Swindon.
The project, which also provides expanded dining facilities, was completed on-time and in-budget as part of a six-month programme which ensured the site was ready for the centre’s busiest time of the year.
It is the latest collaboration between SJ Roberts Construction and PGL, who enjoy a relationship going back several years and which has resulted in multiple successful projects at PGL sites around the UK.
SJ Roberts Construction has its headquarters on the Shropshire/Powys border, at Marton, and is part of the wider SJR Group.
Michael Sambrook, managing director of SJ Roberts Construction, said: “We were extremely pleased to have been chosen to deliver this major build for PGL Travel. It’s the result of a long-standing and close working relationship with the company’s property team which has seen us complete a number of successful projects for them.
“The timeline on this build was vital to PGL’s business planning, so I think it’s a measure of their faith in us that they knew when they awarded the contract that they would get what they needed, when they needed it. We look forward now to the chance to collaborate with PGL Travel on future projects.”
Mr Sambrook explained that such high-profile projects also brought wider benefits to the firm: “We maintain our own skilled workforce, rather than relying on contracting-in people only when we need them, and we recognise our responsibilities in helping to maintain that skill base in the county, which is why we regularly take on apprentices. Projects such as this one for PGL give them wider and more varied experience as they learn their trade and that benefits the apprentices, this business and the region’s construction sector as a whole.”
The SJR Group of companies also includes timber construction specialists, Lowfield Timber Frames, and home developer, Wyro.