Bracknell Roofing has opened a new Lancashire branch in Chorley.
The launch of the branch, which is based on Railway Road in the town, takes the number of Bracknell Roofing branches around the UK to nine.
Branch Manager Keith and newly appointed Contracts Manager John Mairs are based at the branch. It has started with an initial team of six roofing subcontractors – but this is expected to grow quickly.
The team at the new office have hit the ground running and have already quoted for tenders and projects totalling more than £7m.
“The company identified Lancashire as a hotspot for both new housing developments and commercial projects, and we are delighted that our new branch has got off to a flying start,” said Keith.
“We have already secured contracts ranging in size from small developments with ten plots to huge ones with nearly 250 plots. What pleases me the most is that 80% of the new contracts the company has won are from new customers.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming new customers to Bracknell Roofing and demonstrating why we’ve grown to become one of the largest roofing contractors in the UK.”
Bracknell Roofing’s Divisional Director Simon Smith is delighted with the way the new branch is establishing itself.
“All the data from our North West branch in Warrington suggested that there were lots of opportunities from north of Manchester all the way up to Lancaster, so we looked at the feasibility of opening somewhere around Preston and the opportunity came up in Chorley,” he said.
Mr Smith added that the move into Lancashire follows on from the move in Yorkshire with a new branch in Leeds earlier this year.
“The strategic growth of our business this year has centred on the North of England because of the scale of both housebuilding and commercial developments in the region,” said Mr Smith. “These are exciting times for Bracknell Roofing, and we are well-positioned to support the government’s commitment to building more houses.”