Firms ask for details on major building deals

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MORE than 200 representatives from firms across the region came to Doncaster in an attempt to secure work with construction projects in the borough worth £30 million.

They came to Doncaster Racecourse for a 'meet the buyer' event -– organised to dish out details of contracts set to be available through the redevelopment of Waterdale and the rebuilding of fire-hit Campsmount School.

The two schemes have a combined value of about 30 million.

Coun Jonathan Wood, cabinet member for business and regeneration, said: "A strong economy is central to our plans of creating a prosperous place for people to live and work. These and other major capital projects are building a brighter future for the town and at the same time are offering local people business and work opportunities."

Mayor of Doncaster Peter Davies said it was a golden opportunity for local firms to get involved in Doncaster's important projects.

He said: "I will do my utmost to ensure small and local companies are helped, encouraged and considered for winning work."

Doncaster Council's school rebuilding programme, which includes works at De Warenne Academy and Outwood Academy, Adwick may also provide additional work for local firms.