Acres Group snaps up Leicestershire building contractor

Alex Astle

Acres Construction, a division of the Nottingham-based Acres Group has merged with Leicestershire building contractor, Alexa Residential after the company’s order book became too large to handle.

Alexa Residential’s owner, Alexander Astle had previously been contracted by the Acres Group on a number of commercial scale residential projects.

The deal means Astle and the four other members of Alexa’s full-time staff will now work for the Acres Group at its head office at Nottingham’s Science Park.

The move also provides Acres with direct access to around 20 additional independent contractors who have worked for Alexa Residential.

Edward Acres, founder and managing director of the Acres Group, said: “This merger illustrates the amazing success that the Acres Group has achieved over the past couple of years.

“I’d like to welcome Alex and his staff on board, as they will broaden the expertise and experience within the group and, particularly, our construction division.”

Speaking about his new position as operations manager of Acres Construction, Alex Astle said: “This is really the perfect result for everyone concerned.

“I wanted to work with and be part of a like-minded organisation that puts clients at the forefront of everything it does and delivers the best projects possible.

“Having previously worked with Ed, I knew that he had some extremely ambitious expansion plans and was looking to grow the construction division in the Acres Group. So I figured this deal would be mutually beneficial.

“I’m now looking forward to becoming part of the Acres success story and helping the group continue its ambitious plans for growth.”

Astle will be reporting directly to Tony Moore, head of Acres Construction.

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