A leading commercial property company in the Midlands has merged with a UK-wide main contractor to strengthen its range of construction services.
The Wigley Group, which has its headquarters at Middlemarch Business Park in Coventry, has joined forces with Swindon-based Ciexbe Limited to form Wigley Building and Development.
The new enterprise, which is part of The Wigley Group, will be able to undertake a wide range of construction projects nationwide, from minor to major works up to the value of £12 million.
Charlie Brooks, director of Ciexbe, has been appointed construction director of Wigley Building and Development and will lead an experienced and expanding team of employees and subcontractors from the Coventry and Swindon offices.
The Wigley Group owns and manages business and industrial parks across the Midlands and provides services relating to commercial property, risk and construction.
It has been involved in property development and construction for more than 40 years, with the building of 82,000 sq ft of units at two of its industrial estates in Coventry among current projects.
The Royal Mail North Hub and Vantage Park in Coventry are among its most notable developments in the last decade.
Robert Wigley, managing director of The Wigley Group, said: “The Wigley Group was founded as a construction plant hire and road building contractor and our success as a commercial property business is built on civil engineering and construction.
“The company has evolved to undertake a wide range of developments of our own property portfolio, which spans well over 1,000,000 sq ft across the West Midlands, and on behalf of clients.
“With Ciexbe’s wealth of experience and ability to deliver combined with the financial backing and depth of The Wigley Group, we have got a really unified business that can undertake small and large schemes up to £12 million across the UK.”
Ciexbe has over 30 years of combined experience in the construction industry and operated primarily in the commercial and retail sectors completing new build, refurbishment and fit-out projects as construction manager, project manager or main contractor.
Projects have included the construction and fit-out of retail units, design and build of a staff training facility with accommodation, fit-out of a manufacturing plant, refurbishment of a museum bar and railway attraction.
Charlie said: “I am delighted to be merging with The Wigley Group and look forward to securing big contracts, increasing our workforce and growing our portfolio of projects nationwide.
“We have already got two projects lining up to the value of £7 million and £5 million, and taken on a quantity surveyor and project manager. We will be looking at adding to our team further as the projects come in.
“By combining our forces to create Wigley Building and Development, we will have the capability to take on more and bigger construction projects as main contractor.”
James Davies, director of The Wigley Group, added: “This is a significant and exciting development for The Wigley Group.
“We have always been involved in construction and in recent years, have worked in partnership with Ciexbe. The formation of Wigley Building and Development will take us to another level and extend our range of construction services both in terms of size and geographical reach.”