Wharton Development on observe to cement £15m of contracts this yr


A northeast construction company is well on its way to closing £ 15million deals after changing strategies to attract new business.

Darlington-based Wharton Construction completed over $ 7 million in Tees Valley work in the first six months of 2021.

The company has also worked with £ 2m worth of new customers as part of plans to expand its customer base.

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The company specializes in commercial and public projects in the North East and North Yorkshire and believes it is ideally positioned to capitalize on investments in Darlington and across the Tees Valley.

Director Matthew Wharton said, “Following a review of our tendering strategy, Wharton Construction currently has more than $ 7 million.

“Traditionally, as a family-run company, we’ve worked with a relatively small pool of clients and architects, but over the past 12 months we’ve developed a more proactive attitude by doing new business.”

Wharton Construction is involved in several high profile projects including The Northern Studios, the Northeast’s first major film and television studio on the Northern School of Art campus in Hartlepool.

Other businesses in which it is involved include the redesign of the historic Darlington covered market, a new high school center at Carmel College in Darlington, and the Goosepool Bar at Teesside International Airport.

Mr. Wharton added, “We are delighted to have been selected for the projects we are currently delivering or about to begin. The strengthening of our ties with existing customers as well as the development of relationships with new customers is thanks to the hard work of all of our employees.

“The construction market is particularly lively at the moment and has enabled us to build a healthy work pipeline.

“However, companies are currently faced with excessive material prices, a trend which, if it continues, will make some development projects unprofitable.”

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