Building contractor Pave Aways is opening an office at Ladywell House in Newtown, months after completing a multi-million pound revamp of the building.

The office, which will open when the latest lockdown ends, will be led by construction director Jamie Evans and used by its mid Wales-based team.

The firm is currently working on contracts valued at more than £26m with a third of that, including new homes for Powys County Council near Sarn Village Hall and at the Bowling Green in Newtown, taking place in Wales.

Managing Director Steven Owen: “It’s a very exciting development for us and a great way to start 2021, especially after such a challenging year generally for construction.

"This is a positive step forward and signals our commitment to our clients in mid Wales.”

Pave Aways completed the £2.1m conversion of Ladywell House into a hub for small business for Heart of Wales Property Service last year.

The firm recently handed over the council’s first Passivhaus school in Welshpool in 2020 and has also been appointed to the Welsh Procurement Alliance’s Dynamic Purchasing System for Housing Construction.

Mr Owen added: “We already have a strong presence in mid Wales and have worked on some key schemes in the region but this will allow us to provide a specific focus for our clients in the county.

“We believe in having a positive impact on the area where we work and the addition of our new office will have a beneficial effect on the local economy. It will enable us to enhance the community support and education and training opportunities we can offer.”