Olympic construction firm is right on track

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A timber construction company which created the frame for the London Olympics’ cycling track has expanded into bigger premises.

Constructional Timber designs, manufactures and installs engineered timber frames, beams and other fixtures for prestigious projects both across the UK and abroad.

The new 84,000 sq feet facility, at Carlton Industrial Estate, Barnsley, will mean an increase in production capacity and could take turnover from £3.5 million to more than £5 million.

Growth is being aided by experts from business support organisation Enterprising Barnsley and three new jobs have been created at the company in the last year taking the total workforce to 26.

Martin Daws, a co-director, said: “As well as being a much larger facility, unlike our previous site it’s all under cover, which means the weather will no longer be a problem for us.

“It will give us the potential and scope for development that we’ve wanted for a while and we’re extremely excited about the future of the business.”

The company won the contract to supply the support structure for the London 2012 velodrome after completing similar projects in Manchester, Southampton, Newport and Taiwan.

It was also involved in another two building projects in the Olympic Park – at the Athletes’ Village and the pavilion for main sponsor BMW.

They are also keen to reduce their carbon footprint and work extensively with glued, laminated timber which is more environmentally friendly to produce.

Martin said: “More companies and organisations are seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and want to build using the products we offer.”