Avalon builds for the future at new premises in Colsterworth

Celebration: From left, James O'Reilly, Rachel O'Reilly, Nick Boles MP, Mike Thackery, Jane O'Reilly, Ged O'Reilly.

Celebration: From left, James O'Reilly, Rachel O'Reilly, Nick Boles MP, Mike Thackery, Jane O'Reilly, Ged O'Reilly.

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Growing manufacturer Avalon Cabins has just celebrated its expansion into larger factory and offices.

The maker of modular buildings has moved into new premises in Honey Pot Lane, in Colsterworth.

Stamford and Grantham MP and business minister Nick Boles was invited to cut the ribbon to officially open the new premises.

The family run company, which enjoys an annual turnover of £400,000, was founded in 2010 by Ged O’Reilly, who has 40 years experience in the construction industry.

His wife, Jane, the firm’s accounts clerk, said: “Our new premises are three times larger than our previous location.

“But we urgently need the space.

“The business is doing really well and the units we are building are getting bigger.”

The company, which has 12 staff, builds modular buildings for a range of clients the length and breadth of the country.

A modular building is one that can be built in sections at Avalon’s premises and then delivered and fitted together at the customer’s location in a matter of days.

The cost of a modular building ranges from £20,000 to about £120,000 with each one tailored to meet a client’s specific needs.

Mrs O’Reilly said: “I think we’re surprised that things have taken off in this way.

“We’re certainly surprised at the different types of businesses that can use our buildings.”

Customer uses range from schools for new classrooms, childcare and nurseries, sales and retail offices, marketing suites, canteens, shower blocks, workshops, healthcare facilities to civilian and military housing.

The building can be fitted with toilets and kitchens and all necessary cabling.

When the company was created, it was turning out eight to 10 buildings a year but that figure has now risen to 30 a year.

Mrs O’Reilly said that it was hoped the company would seek to recruit a further two or three members of staff over the next year.

She added: “Mr Boles seemed to know a lot about the company and seemed very impressed.”