O’Brien Contractors back Way Ahead Project in fundraising initiative

Staff from groundworks and civil engineering specialist, O’Brien Contractors, have shown their support to the Way Ahead Project in Leamington Spa.

Staff from leading groundworks and civil engineering specialist, O’Brien Contractors, have shown their support to the Way Ahead Project in Leamington Spa by raising money and donating Christmas gift packs during their Christmas Jumper Day.

Part of the Salvation Army in Leamington Spa, the Way Ahead Project provide a Christmas meal and all year support for people who are homeless, having difficulty overcoming alcohol or drug addiction or struggling with mental health.

Peter O’Brien, Managing Director, O’Brien Contractors, said: “I’m very proud of the team for being supportive of these events that raise money for good causes. The Way Ahead Project provide fantastic support, helping some of the most vulnerable people in our local community turn their lives around.”

Since 2013, O’Brien Contractors has backed a number of local and national charities to the tune of £48,000, through sponsorship or organised events, including: Help for Heroes, British Blind Sport, ILEAP, Alzheimer’s Society, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Cancer Research and the British Heart Foundation.

“Next year, we have ambitions plans to raise a whole lot more through organised events and I’m pleased to announce one of the charities we will get behind is Zoë’s Place, a baby hospice in Coventry.”

The charity Christmas Jumper Day raised just over £150 and 22 gift boxes were donated.

If you would like to donate to the Way Ahead Project, visit: www.justgiving.com/Wayaheadproject

O’Brien Contractors win Gallagher Retail Park contract

Civil engineering specialist, providing groundworks services at RG Group’s Gallagher Retail Park scheme in the West Midlands.

We have been appointed to work on the revamp of KKR and Quadrant Estates’ Gallagher Retail Park in Wednesbury.

Appointed by principal contractor, RG Group, we will deliver a host of ground works at the popular retail park near Junction 9 of the M6 – including: reconfiguration of existing retail units, construction of new retail and food units, together with the refurbishment of the car parking areas. The expansion is also anticipated to generate more than 200 new jobs for the local area.

Tony Mitchell, Operations Manager, O’Brien Contractors, said: “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to partner, once again with RG Group on such an important project for the local region.

Our experience of working on active developments will come to the fore with this project as two thirds of the retail park remains open for business. We will also be working to a tight programme of works, including working across multiple areas and multiple phases, as well as organised scheduled deliveries to ensure minimum disruption to shoppers on the busy weekends leading up to Christmas, and a safe passage to and from home for pupils from the adjacent school is provided.” added Tony.

Established in 1958, we are a second generation, family-run business that has gone from strength to strength and expanded into a range of new sectors.

From commercial units and Olympic-standard sports facilities, hospitals, universities, highways and commercial housing developments, our extensive experience consistently leads to the delivery of class-leading solutions.

Key projects and customers include: the regeneration of Longbridge town centre; groundworks and infrastructure works for Morgan Sindall and the Primark Retail Distribution Centre; foundations, drainage and underground services with Sir Robert McAlpine.

For more information, please contact Neil Nickolds, Marketing Manager on 01926 319 724 or email neilnickolds@obriencontractors.co.uk