O’Brien Contractors Secures Staffordshire Factory Contract

Warwickshire based civil engineering firm O’Brien Contractors has secured a contract to begin working on the development of a major new factory complex in Staffordshire.

Readie Construction has signed the firm up to work on the £126.3 million construction of the new Gestamp site at Bericote Properties’ Four Ashes Park site, located near to Wolverhampton.

The new 50,000 m2 manufacturing site is set to replace the existing Gestamp facility in Cannock, which is struggling because of capacity restrictions.

The new facility will be fitted out with new state of the art stamping equipment and is designed to ensure the safety of 800 jobs at the current factory.

Gestamp develops, designs and makes automotive components for carmakers such as Toyota, Nissan-Renault, Honda, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover.

O’Brien will carry out the installation of three 6 metre deep factory pits, office floor slab, capping beam, service trenches, associated internal and external drainage and external works.

Managing Director at O’Brien Contractors, Peter O’Brien commented: “We are very pleased to have been awarded another subcontract by Readie Construction. We have an excellent track record of delivering civil engineering services across the Midlands.”

O’Brien Contractors was established in 1958 as a second generation, family run firm. Among its portfolio of civil engineering projects are: the regeneration of Longbridge Town Centre, Beacon Barracks SFA housing scheme in Stafford, Primark

Distribution Centre in Kettering, New Cross Hospital’s new Accident and Emergency Centre in Wolverhampton and University of Birmingham’s campus expansion.

Earlier in the year, O’Brien was appointed to the campus expansion project at the University of Birmingham.

The company was chosen to work on a design and build contract for the construction of a new footpath and cycle way from the main campus to the student residence village, the Vale, along with associated works and soft landscaping.


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