Building firm sets sights high

Confidence: Robin Lawson
Confidence: Robin Lawson
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Lancashire-based building services engineering specialist Ameon is well on the road to hitting its £35m turnover target by the end of summer.

A new £5m value contract at Lancaster University and a similar value contract in Manchester city centre are among a number of recent gains by Ameon.

In five years the Blackpool-based business has doubled in turnover. And, despite the latest contract acquisitions totalling around £18 million, Ameon’s board has signalled that it has no intention of taking its foot off the gas.

For Lancaster University, Ameon will work through main contractor, Preston-based Eric Wright Construction on a project that involves the design and installation of high specification services in the University’s new engineering building. The new Lancaster contract brings the value of Ameon’s work on the campus in recent months to £7m.

Additional gains – including a £6.5 million contract on Building 101 of Manchester’s prestigious Embankment development, where Ameon will also employ its utilities division – sit alongside a £2.4m contract on Collegiate School in Blackpool; three projects for BAE Systems in Lancashire and phases three and four of The Rock in Bury.

Ameon’s managing director, Robin Lawson said: “I am delighted with our performance in recent years but not complacent about future growth, because our current position is the result of hard work and excellent service provision for our clients, during what has been a very challenging five or six years in the construction sector.

“It appears that confidence in the economy is being restored and as a consequence, investment in new developments seems to be on the increase.”