Award-winning civil engineering firm Jones Bros is to relocate its head office to larger premises following major expansion and a clutch of new contract wins.
The firm will move its head office from its current premises in Denbigh Road, Ruthin, to nearby Trem Clwyd at Canol y Dref later this year.
The move comes as the company celebrates winning new contracts across the UK, particularly in waste management and remediation services and managing complex logistics for renewable energy, and reflects its growing reputation within the UK’s construction industry.
It has also recently opened new offices in Swansea, Scotland and Oxfordshire and recently recruited its latest group of apprentices.
Built in 1993, for the Welsh Office, Trem Clwyd was later occupied by Denbighshire County Council and boasts more than 10,000 square feet.
The building will be renamed Ty Glyn, in recognition of Jones Bros co-founder Glyn Jones, who died aged 91 in February this year.
“We are really excited about relocating to bigger, better premises and the move highlights just how far we’ve come,” said Ruth Jones, commercial manager of the company and grand-daughter of Glyn.
“We have been at our current premises since 1970 and have outgrown it now. Our new premises are in a great location close to the town centre and will provide us with larger, modern facilities as well as improved meeting and conferencing spaces in an environment more suited to a growing company.”
Ruth is the third generation of the Jones family involved in the business working alongside her father, managing director Huw and sister Helen, a trainee quantity surveyor.
She added: “We chose to stay in Ruthin as although we now work across the UK, it is important that we are based in the town.”
Jones Bros will retain its premises in Denbigh Road for its plant and training facilities, with its administrative, technical and professional staff relocating to the new building.
The new premises will undergo a re-design and refurbishment programme and will open in the late summer.
Mohammed Mehmet, Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council said:
“Trem Clwyd had provided valuable modern office accommodation for a number of Council departments for many years, and the Council decided to relocate staff to other locations following a review of its buildings.
“This decision was an important part of the Council’s plan to find efficiency savings in the current financial climate, but to also make better use of office space.
“As a result Trem Clwyd became vacant and we are delighted to see a company with such a strong traditional link with the Vale of Clwyd taking up the opportunity to use the building as its new premises. We wish Jones Bros every success for the future.”
Jones Bros has been winning an increasing amount of work in Scotland and, in the past two years, has opened two Scottish offices in Linlithgow in 2010 and Inverness in 2011.
Recent projects in Wales include the £35m Porthmadog bypass and a coastal protection scheme at Tywyn in mid Wales.
Founded in the 1950s and employing 270 people, the company has grown rapidly in the last decade. It is currently working on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.