Concrete success as firm lands HQ deal

A FIRM of Alfreton concrete specialists has won a £500,000 contract to provide cladding for a multi-million pound development in Leicester.

Evans Concrete will be designing, supplying and erecting over 110 concrete panels, each weighing up to 13 tonnes, for the homeware company Dunelm’s new heaquarters in Watermead Business Park.

Managing director Chris Foster said: “It is great to be working with architects Bowmer and Kirkland on this project which will create superb premises for the client.

“The panels we will be creating will make a fantastic facade to Dunelm’s new headquarters.”

Evans will begin working on the project early this year. The new premises will house offices, meeting rooms, a mock shop, testing laboratory, a café, first-aid room and shower rooms as well as plant and equipment areas, a delivery area and 230 parking spaces.

The firm’s recent work includes the sculpture in St Helens, Dream and the Clough and Taylor monument at Derby County Football Club. Evans Concrete has also secured a number of pre-cast concrete contracts for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games and has won several high profile contracts across the country.

The firm has also been shortlisted for the Concrete category in the Construction News Specialist Awards 2011. The results will be announced at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on March 22.