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In the spotlight: Watkin Jones Group

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Watkin Jones Group is a highly successful, forward thinking construction and development company working on a range of projects throughout the UK.

Established in 1791, the group, which started as Watkin Jones & Son, has developed over the past two centuries and is now under the watchful eye of Mark Watkin Jones, the current Group Managing Director.

The Watkin Jones Group employs more than 250 members of staff and is divided into a number of departments: Watkin Jones Homes; Watkin Jones Student Accommodation; Watkin Jones Construction; and Newmark Developments. In addition, the company also oversees property investments and land.

Watkin Jones Construction is capable of tackling jobs in a range of sectors, from industrial and commercial, to retail, health, leisure and residential. Thanks to its impressive work so far, the construction department has built up an enviable reputation for quality, professionalism and innovation.

Watkin Jones Construction’s in-depth site acquisition, planning, design and building experience has resulted in some truly stunning developments. The construction department is customer focused and strives to ensure projects are completed on budget.

Current projects for Watkins Jones Construction include Gorse Stacks in Chester; Morrisons in Birtley and Holyhead Truck Stop. The construction department is also involved with the construction of a new primary school in Groeslon which is scheduled to reach completion in August 2015. Meanwhile, past projects have included North Shropshire College Oswestry; The Place in Manchester; The Galeri in Caernarfon; and Tesco in Portmadog.

When it comes to homes, Watkin Jones Homes designs and builds high quality properties, which are constructed to meet the ever changing needs of clients. Each home is stylish, includes high specifications and finishes and is built within a desirable location.

As for Watkin Jones Student Accommodation, the Group is one of the most experienced and extensive developers in the student accommodation sector. Since 1999, the department has built more than 20,000 student units, all within prime locations, and these have all become highly sought after developments in their own right.

Watkin Jones Group is also an award winning group, with a high number of accolades under its belt, including NHBC Pride in the Job Awards, Insider Property Awards and Built on Success Awards.

A spokesperson for Watkin Jones, said:

“We are a multi-facetted and highly successful operation, creating cutting edge contemporary and classically stylish spaces for work, home and leisure at prestigious locations nationwide. In 2006, we were named in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100, a listing of Britain’s fastest profit-growth firms.

“Watkin Jones brings a wealth of energy, experience and expertise to every project – ensuring a standard of excellence that’s renowned and respected throughout the industry. Highly acclaimed for its quality of build and design innovation, the success of the Group has been recognised over the years by a variety of prestigious industry awards.

“Although the company is forward looking, we are proud of our traditional values. We have a strong emphasis on craftsmanship and are highly committed to our employees, who we see as the key to our continued growth and success.”

For more information about Watkin Jones Group, or to take a look at some of the schemes that the company has been involve with, please visit: www.watkinjones.com.

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