A BUILDING contractor firm based in Knockin has recently secured a string of contracts worth more than £6million.

Pave Aways has secured the contracts, worth upwards of £6.6million to solidify its position as one of the leading firms in the education construction sector.

After Shropshire Council’s latest spending surge to improve the region’s schools, the group has extended classrooms at sites including Meole Brace Junior School in Shrewsbury, Hadnall Primary School, Market Drayton Infants School, Market Drayton Junior School, and St Andrew’s Primary in Shifnal.

It is also delivering a major £1.6m extension and refurbishment project at Burton Borough School in Newport for Telford and Wrekin Council.

Pave Aways has just completed a £1.1m new build at Ysgol Gynradd in Carno, Mid Wales; a £258k contract for a new gate house at the Thomas Telford School, a £508K scheme including new classrooms at Underwood West Academy in Crewe and a £1.2m sports barn at the Lawnswood Campus in Parkfields, Wolverhampton.

Steven Owen, Managing Director, said the firm’s experience in delivering education projects has made it a “go-to” contractor for schools.

He said: “Our teams and supply chain contractors are used to working quickly and efficiently in learning environments which allows the day-to-day education to go on unhindered whilst new facilities are under construction.

“We also take an active role, particularly in infant, junior and primary schools, in engaging with pupils about the build and making donations in the form of sporting equipment.

“Our knowledge and skill, coupled with our commitment to the highest possible standard of construction and customer service, gives us a competitive edge and we look forward to building on this with further projects in the future.

“The investment in school infrastructure across the region is underpinning our sustained growth and education remains one of our strongest sectors.

“It is also a welcome boost for the economy as the majority of contractors and businesses in our supply chain are within a 25-radius of our sites.”