Project at new kids’ hospital

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Brighouse-based Arkoni is carrying out one of its biggest projects to date at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital on Merseyside.

Valued at £900,000, the contract is almost double Arkoni’s previous largest project at Derby Sports Arena.

The project involves the manufacture and installation of internal fire rated windows and doors, fire rated curtain walling, rooflights and smoke vents at the well known hospital.

Arkoni managing director and founder Mark Prentice said: “We’re delighted to be involved in the ongoing building work for the relocated Alder Hey in the Park project.

“We are winning more and more major contracts as the UK’s construction industry continues to recover from the recession.

““Whilst this was our largest contract for a short while, it’s now been eclipsed by £1.4 million order, details of which will be announced soon.”

Arkoni, established in 1991, specialises in the manufacture and installation of bespoke fire rated glazing, steel and stainless steel windows and doors and thermally broken glazing as well as balustrades, glazed canopies and staircases.

The company currently employs 52 at its Brighouse Headquarters and reported a 2013/2014 August to July turnover of £5.25 million, a 30% increase on the previous twelve months.

Arkoni expects to report a similar level of growth for the period 2014-2015.