BRIMS Construction has completed work on a £750,000 Pets At Home store in Berwick which has created over 20 new jobs.
The project led to the demolition of a former rundown furniture store on Prince Edward Road. Work started in September 2015 and was completed on schedule.
Richard Wood, director of Brims Construction, said: “We are delighted to have completed this development which is our first in the Berwick area.
“The new store replaces a rundown former furniture store and has improved the appearance of the location, which is on the edge of the Conservation Area and an important gateway into the town.
“This is an excellent exciting development for the town, and especially its pet lovers – as well as providing new jobs and an economic boost.”
The building structure comprises of a structural steel main frame, columns and beams, a mezzanine floor and a flat metal deck roof. The external walls are a combination of render and timber panelling.
Mr Wood said the works included the construction of a new layby, cycle racks, bin stores, fencing and hard and soft landscaping.
The store has created 16 full-time and eight part-time jobs and includes a pet treatment facility and grooming salon.
The site is in close proximity to St Cuthbert’s RC First School and Brims has been actively involved in supporting the school curriculum.
Mr Wood added: “Our project manager, Steve Mudd liaised with the school on a regular basis and organised a poster competition for the children, with prizes being given to the best three posters demonstrating the dangers of building sites.”
Steve’s work in the local community was later recognised in the National Considerate Constructors Scheme. These awards are given to projects which undertake their activity with the ‘greatest care and consideration towards the public, the environment and their workforce’.
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