Leisure contractor wins £5.6m of projects with national chains

PCDG Bull & Bush, London

Leisure contractor Medlock FRB has won projects worth £5.6m with national chains, including its first for Mitchells & Butlers, Britain’s biggest managed pub and restaurant firm.

The contract with Mitchells & Butlers sees the 60-strong firm converting a former Ma Potters unit at the intu Trafford Centre into an All Bar One venue.

It is on the upper floor of The Orient food court at the shopping and leisure complex. Medlock is due to complete the strip-out and refit this month.

Medlock has also secured contracts to build three Farmhouse Inn restaurants for Greene King, and to transform two pubs for Enterprise Inns.

The Farmhouse Inn sites are at Birkenshaw near Bradford, in South Yorkshire’s Dearne Valley and at Hanley in The Potteries.

A refurbishment of The Bridge Inn, a tenanted Greene King pub in the Derbyshire village of Calver, begins this month.

Medlock has started a project for Enterprise Inns to convert the former Black Bull pub at Brigg in North Lincolnshire into a Dexters Alehouse and Kitchen venue, and later this month will refurbish The Great Western pub in Acocks Green, Birmingham.

Medlock managing director Andy Dunster said: “We’re delighted to win our first project for Mitchells & Butlers, which was awarded following a competitive tendering process.

“There is significant potential for repeat business with Mitchells & Butlers, and we look forward to developing a lasting relationship with the company.”

Dunster said the firm’s reputation in the leisure sector is underlined by new contracts with Greene King, for whom it has completed 10 new-build projects in the past two years, as well as with Enterprise Inns.

“The schemes at Brigg and Birmingham will make a total of seven Medlock has carried out for the company over the past two years,” he said.

Alongside its purpose-built headquarters in Greater Manchester, Medlock FRB operates a 20,000 square foot bespoke facility where it manufactures joinery, metalwork and glass products for clients.

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