Manufacturer secures Yorkshire contracts

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A MAJOR construction project in Yorkshire has led to a regional firm securing contracts worth close to £1m.

Norking Aluminium will supply the glazing for Doncaster’s new performance venue which is part of the Civic and Cultural Quarter (CCQ) project.

Construction firm VINCI, which is building the venue, has also asked the firm to be a supplier on a school building project in Sheffield.

The contracts followed a ‘meet the buyer’ event in Doncaster last year, organised by Doncaster Council and Invest in Doncaster, connected to the CCQ project.

Graeme Gibson, managing director of Norking Aluminium, said: “The glazing façade contract for the new performance venue will start in April and will be our flagship contract for the year.

“We attended the ‘meet the buyer’ event last year and although the contract for the new civic offices had been let, we developed some valuable relationships which ultimately led to us winning this work in Doncaster and also Birley School in Sheffield.”

Norking’s success was announced to coincide with the latest ‘meet the buyer’ event for the CCQ project which saw 70 businesses finding out about the latest opportunities.

Gary Thomasson, construction director at VINCI Construction’s UK building division, said: “There was a high attendance of quality local Doncaster companies and we are looking forward to forming future working relationships with them.

“We are delighted to be working with Norking Aluminium Ltd on this exciting project. Their expertise in constructing envelope designs will enable us to successfully build Doncaster’s new performance venue to an exceptionally high standard.”

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