Joint managing director, Phil Tomalin, sums up the past 18 months for Projex:
Projex has experienced continued growth across the business and across the majority of sectors over the past 12 months.
Retail has been hit hardest by changes in the industry but we are still delivering a number of exciting schemes including the recent £50m instruction at Waterloo Station on behalf of LCR in conjunction with Corstorphine + Wright Architects.
The leisure phase of LxB’s major shopping scheme at Rushden Lakes is well underway and due for completion in the new year and Projex has also recently handed over Phase 2 of Elliott’s Field Shopping Park in Rugby for Hammerson, which is on target for an Outstanding BREEAM rating.
Industrial work has grown in strength with a number of new clients including a one million sq ft warehouse for B&M in Luton in conjunction with DLA architects and Mountpark’s first speculative development in Ireland – see article.
An increase in multiroom private residential sites, including student accommodation, has come from a number of sources including collaboration with Watkin Jones across multiple sites and development projects with Link City and Court Collaboration.
This work is also mirrored by an increase in multiroom hotel instructions in Stratford London, Liverpool, and Newcastle for brands such as Melia, Hilton, Marriot and Adagio.
In healthcare, elderly care home development remains strong with delivery of two award-winning homes during 2018 and further instructions gained for our existing clients across the north.
It is clear that the breadth and diversity of work is important to maintain business growth and is testament to the experience and quality of our delivery services that work continues to grow in what are clearly uncertain times.