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Flagship building handed over to automotive parts supplier in Telford

By James Pugh | Telford | Business | Published:

A new flagship building has been handed over to a automotive parts supplier after the successful completion of a £8.45 million contract.

An aerial view of the new Polytec site in Telford that has just been handed over by Pave Aways

The new development in Telford is an additional facility for the Polytec Group, which produces bumpers and accessories for car manufacturers including Jaguar Land Rover.

The firm, which has its UK base in Herefordshire, needed the extra manufacturing space to increase output after winning a number of new contracts.

The 38-week build by building contractor Pave Aways for the Polytec Group included the construction of a paint plant and assembly halls with a combined floor area of 7,800 sq m and 640 sq m of office space spread over two levels at Telford54.

The contract also included extensive external work on the 28,000 sq m greenfield site. Pave Aways constructed 4,000 sq m of car parking and internal concrete roads, with detailed drainage and other services and an attenuation system to store and release surface water.

Pave Aways also oversaw the fit out of the paint plant that was delivered by Sturm-Gruppe.

Pave Aways managing director Steven Owen said: "This has been a substantial build that we are delighted to have completed and handed over to our client.

"Our team faced some challenging weather conditions over the winter with heavy snow stopping external work completely for a period but our experience in manufacturing projects like these allowed us to mitigate the impact on the overall programme.

"Polytec will be a valuable addition to the Telford and Shropshire business community and we look forward to seeing the plant in operation in due course."

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The completion of the Polytec development is the latest in a series of contracts in the manufacturing sector for Pave Aways.

Recent builds including an 370 sq m extension for Zip-Clip in at its UK headquarters at Offa's Dyke Business Park in Welshpool completed in 12 weeks, and a new 5,500 sq m factory for Invertek Drives, also in Welshpool.

Matthew Clay-Michael, managing director of Zip-Clip, said: "Having worked with Pave Aways on our original build in 2016 we were confident that it could meet our brief on time and, importantly, on budget.

"The firm's vast experience within the manufacturing sector at all levels of the business means it can work seamlessly as part of our team to deliver a bespoke solution to meet our needs."

James Pugh

By James Pugh
@JamesP_Star

Shropshire Star Business and Farming Editor.

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