Salford Quays-based Bramall Construction has won two housing improvement contracts in North Wales.
Denbighshire County Council selected Bramall, part of the Keepmoat group, for a £1.5m job brining 200 council houses up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard. It is Bramall's second contract in 12 months with Denbighshire.
Flintshire County Council has also employed Bramall Construction to bring 50 properties up to the Welsh Housing Quality Standard complete with disabled adaptations. The three-month scheme involves revamping kitchens and bathrooms as part of a £200,000 investment programme in the Bagillt area of Flintshire.
Bramall, covering the North West, Cumbria and Wales, anticipates taking on two apprentices as part of its latest phase of work in Wales and intends to use a local supply chain to support businesses in the economic downturn. Steve Parrington, construction director for Bramall Construction, said: "We are pleased to be growing the business in Wales with two new contract wins and to be playing such a key role in the Welsh social housing refurbishment market.
"As a company, we're looking forward to helping other social housing providers meet their objectives in future and we'll be seeking to create apprenticeship opportunities as the investment programme progresses.
"Our focus will continue to be placed on supporting local suppliers, which in turn helps keep people in jobs, and we always strive to help local residents by putting something back into the communities in which we work."