A growing Midland building services company is celebrating a major boost in orders - and said it is on target for a record year.

Black Country-based Elmondstone Construction, which employs more than 100 from its Willenhall base, expects turnover to go through the £36 million barrier for the first time.

That comes as the company, which has specialities including design-and-build, refurbishment and residential work, tackles a string of orders worth £16.5 million.

Elmondstone is behind projects at Caroline Street in Birmingham and the Riverside Walk development in Stafford.

Phil Taylor, head of business development, said: "We are going to virtually double the size of the business in 12 months. "It seems like an overnight success story, but the reality is that Elmondstone has been built on a solid core of repeat business since it was formed in 2002."

Over the last five months, it has started work on a six-strong list of schemes.

They include a £1.2 million construction and internal fit-out programme for Pathfinder Pubs and a £3.5 million contract to build "Urban Cube" at Stafford for Nurton Developments.

It has also secured work with Pendragon car group and a deal to design and build new warehousing, a distribution centre and offices for Rentacrate in Minworth.

Mr Taylor said the company carried out a diverse range of work covering from Kingston-upon-Hull in the North to Bristol and Middlesex in the South.

Elmondstone has seen turnover rise from £4.6 million in 2002 to an estimated £36 million by the end of the year.