Wolverhampton construction firm Elmondstone has added another blue chip company to its list of clients after securing a £6 million deal with house builder Radbrook Homes.

The contract, which takes Elmondstone's recent wins to over £30 million, will see it build 55 apartments and five luxury homes on the former site of the Radbrook Hall Hotel in Shrewsbury.

More than 75 employees and subcontractors from the Willenhall-based firm will be working on the development over the next 18 months to ensure that the project is completed on time and in keeping with the architectural design of the area.

Elmondstone's head of business development Phil Taylor said the firm was delighted to have secured the latest contract.

"The residential market is one of the fastest growing areas of our business, with our reputation for expert design, project management and ability to deliver the latest construction techniques paving the way for high-profile contracts with Cassidy Group, Nurton Developments and David Poyner Homes," he said.

The company is hoping that it will continue its partnership with Radbrook, which is looking to increase its property portfolio across the Black Country, South Staffordshire and Shropshire.

"With Radbrook set to invest a further £20 million into new sites, this is a great opportunity for us to show what we can do and hopefully forge a long-standing relationship," added Mr Taylor.

Elmondstone, which is heading for a record £50 million turnover this year, overcame strong competition from a number of regional and national builders to secure the multi-million pound contract.

Radbrook director Angela Bath said: "We wanted a company that understood our ethos and what we are trying to do in providing schemes that are different and unique when compared to the larger developers.

"Elmondstone demonstrated that and the fact that all of the workers will be from the Black Country and Shropshire ensured that our sizeable investment remained very much in the local area."

Built on the former grounds of the Radbrook Hall Hotel, it comprises 55, one and two-bed apartments and five luxury homes. Elmondstone is expecting to achieve further growth following the recruitment of specialist sales advisers.