17:55 Monday 22 April 2013

Tile manufacturer lands lucrative £750k contract

Written byJOSHUA TAYLOR

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A BURTON-BASED manufacturer has secured a £750,000 contract to supply roofing tiles for a new £252 million Center Parcs holiday village.

Russell Roof Tiles, based in Nicolson Way, will supply tiles and fittings for the 625 forest lodges currently under construction at the leisure giant’s Woburn Forest site in Bedfordshire.

The complex is due to open in spring 2014.

Andrew Hayward, managing director of Russell Roof Tiles, said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this project.

“Both quality and aesthetics are central to every Center Parcs village so it’s great that our products fit the bill.

“Due to the fast-track nature of the project, speed of installation is key so an interlocking product is perfect.

“Also on a scheme of this nature, maintenance considerations are important.”

As well as the lodges, the Woburn Forest site will contain a 75-bedroom hotel and spa complex with six spa suites and two leisure buildings, which will feature indoor sports facilities, a sub-stropical swimming area, restaurants and retail outlets.

The site will also contain outdoor sports and leisure facilities and a lake.

Don Camilleri, Woburn construction director for Center Parcs, said: “We are pleased to be working with Russell Roof Tiles. They care as much as we do about the quality and design of their products and we are excited to have them involved in this project.

“Lodge construction has already started and we look forward to seeing the lodges completed by January 2014 to be enjoyed by guests from spring 2014.”

The products supplied by Russell Roof Tiles will be installed in Woburn by Steadfast Roofing. These two companies have a long-standing trade relationship.

Center Parcs hosts 1.6 million visitors at its four villages each year, while striving to achieve carbon reduction.

The company says its Woburn Forest project fits with the Government’s target for green investment and reduction in carbon emissions.

It has said Woburn Forest will be an ‘exemplary sustainable tourism destination’.

It is investing in energy efficiency and renewable technologies, including a biomass-powered district heating system and solar panels, in order to meet its target of consuming 25 per cent less energy than the average existing village.

Woburn Forest is expected to create 1,500 jobs.

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