CHICHESTER, England, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amiri Construction has secured a GBP5.8m contract from Kingsbridge Estates in Chichester to deliver a new pack house development for salad producers Natures Way Foods (NWF).
The 33 week contract will see Fareham based Amiri bring together a 100 strong workforce, drawn mainly from local contractors, to complete the 90,000sqft NWF pack house development in Runcton, near Chichester, by December 2011.
Grahame Pettit, Managing Director of Amiri Construction, said: "We are very pleased to have secured this important high value contract from Kingsbridge Estates. It is central to the continued growth of Amiri that we are able to bring the expertise and professionalism of a major contractor to bear at a local level, in order to win contracts like this.
"Delivery of the Runcton development demands a fast, high specification building programme with an intensive and high specification fit out. We are determined to limit vehicle movements and to keep disruption to the local area to an absolute minimum in keeping with the environmental aspirations of the development and its owners. Our use of local contractors to undertake the extensive work that is planned, is key to achieving that."
Kingsbridge Estates owner, West Sussex Businessman Robert Langmead, added: "I am delighted that Kingsbridge Estates was able to bring Amiri on board to deliver this important new development. The Runcton pack house project is central to Kingsbridge Estates' commercial property portfolio and has been secured in close co-operation with Chichester District Council and the local community.
"It will be a uniquely modern and sustainable building for the local area and we are confident that Amiri is ideally placed to deliver a development that meets the exacting green criteria Natures Way Foods demands, while complying fully with the requirements of the local area plan."
The new development, valued at GBP14.2m in total, will enable NWF to expand its business on the site, creating some 400 new jobs. Construction will involve a series of measures - including capturing rainwater to fill ponds, tree and wildflower planting on the site's boundaries, and the creation of a wildlife zone on the western edge of the site - to reduce the development's impact on wildlife and the local environment.
It is planned that Amiri will begin construction within the next few weeks.
SOURCE Kingsbridge Estates