THE foundations for a successful year are being laid by construction Pacific Building who have secured more than £6million worth of business in contract wins across the UK.
This has allowed the company to recruit at all levels, including four new management and supervisory staff and additional skilled tradespeople. Pacific have also invested in new premises, machinery and staff at its new bespoke joinery workshop.
During a year in which many businesses have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the employee-owned company – based in Hillington, on the outskirts of Glasgow – adopted a proactive approach allied to a more focused pursuit of new work streams.
The determination of their bid teams has paid off with no fewer than 11 new confirmed projects with a value of more than £6million now on their books – some of which are already under way on-site – and several others in their sights that are worth another £5,600,000.
The construction and fit-out programmes that have been secured by Pacific, who employ 40 people, include projects at the prestigious Marine Hotel in North Berwick, Topgolf in Surrey and the creation of the new St Ellen’s Hospital in Livingston. These are in addition to various projects for long-term clients Glasgow International Airport.
These programmes have come on the back of the already agreed projects to construct an all-new McDonald’s restaurant in Toryglen, Glasgow (pictured), which is located in the car park of the existing Asda supermarket, and a series of Digital Drive-Thru projects for the fast-food giants across Scotland.
Pacific Managing Director Gerard McMahon said: “This is a substantial amount of business vital to the future of the company and its employees – and the variety of the programmes of work demonstrate our versatility, professionalism and experience of delivering high-profile and high-end projects on time and on budget.
“This stream of work also allows us to invest further in our bespoke joinery workshop and continue to recruit new staff into the business, creating further employment opportunities.”
In February, Pacific announced a major six-figure investment in a new manufactured joinery workshop at the company’s headquarters.
The environmentally sustainable premises features all-new machinery, tooling and other equipment and covers an area three times the size of the facility they currently use at their main base in Hillington.
The highly trained staff employed there manufacture superior quality, bespoke pieces to meet increasing demand from the hospitality, retail and travel sectors.
Specifically, they produce fixtures and fittings and other items associated with café furniture, waiting stations, bar tops, shelving, panelling, cabinetry, wall coverings, screens, storage, reception desks, covings and mouldings.