Green contracts at coast schools

BUSINESS PAGE PIC MONDAY 'Ameon commercial director, Mark Court, left, and managing director, Robin Lawson believe the signs for future growth are strong.
BUSINESS PAGE PIC MONDAY 'Ameon commercial director, Mark Court, left, and managing director, Robin Lawson believe the signs for future growth are strong.
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A BLACKPOOL based green technologies company is celebrating after securing multi-million pound contracts to provide equipment to help upgrade some of the resort’s crumbling schools.

Building services engineering company Ameon, has won £8.5m worth of work in its home town, plus £1.5m from smaller regional projects, as it continues to grow in difficult market conditions.

The bulk of the new work will see the company providing all mechanical and electrical equipment for two major development and refurbishment projects from the Government’s Building Schools for the Future Programme, at Highfield Humanities College in South Shore and St Mary’s RC School, Blackpool.

At Highfield, Ameon will install both Solar PV and Solar Thermal panel arrays for electricity generation and water heating. St Mary’s will also benefit from a thermal system for water heating, and a five kilowatt wind turbine as its site is more suited to the use of wind for electricity generation.

Managing director Robin Lawson said: “We’re delighted to be winning such prestigious contracts in the current economic climate, and are particularly pleased both offer opportunities to demonstrate our capabilities in renewable technologies; an area where we’re one of the leaders in our field. We’re a major employer locally and it gives people in Blackpool an opportunity to learn a little more about us and what we do.”

Ameon has been appointed by main contractor, Eric Wright Construction, and will employ around 50 people on each project to complete the work.