Building contractor on track for turnover target with raft of contract wins

Shropshire building contractor SJ Roberts Construction is eyeing a 10% increase in turnover to more than £40m on the back of a string of contract wins.

With clients across the leisure, education, commercial and housebuilding sectors, SJ Roberts has reported that during 2022, it worked on projects worth more than £40m while also increasing its workforce by almost 20% and making significant investments in plant and machinery.

Amongst the contracts it secured over the past 12 months were several for affordable housing provider Homes Plus, an amenity centre for Love2Stay Mid Wales, and a £20m-plus programme to deliver 80 executive holiday lodges at Bluestone Wales in Pembrokeshire which is ongoing.

Managing director of SJ Roberts Construction, Mike Sambrook, said:  “I’m a firm believer that our sustained growth is in no small part down to our commitment to always delivering the very highest standard of workmanship, our highly skilled workforce and our carefully chosen partners.  Combined, these factors allow us to personally manage each project through every stage of development.”

SJ Roberts Construction will start work at two new residential developments in February: one for Homes Plus in Pontesbury where 18 new homes are set to be delivered over the coming year, and another, for Connexus, which will see a further 27 homes developed at Radbrook Village in Shrewsbury.

It is also the lead contractor for its sister company SJ Roberts Homes where work has just started on phase two at Allscott Meads between Telford and Shrewsbury.  The team is also developing the new Allscott Meads primary school to serve this growing community which is due to open in September this year.

Matt Roberts, construction director of SJ Roberts Construction, added: “Construction and housebuilding are sectors that constantly evolve.  To remain competitive and in recognition of further changes to building regulations, we will continue to invest in our in-house design capabilities, as well as in training and industry-standard accreditations for renewable energy solutions.

“We also anticipate taking on up to ten apprentices in the coming months as we seek to invest in all areas of the business and further strengthen our overall capability.”

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