A Midlands group has won a contract with the new David Beckham Football Academy.
The £40 million Banbury-based UGS group - which claims to be the country's fastest growing independent builders merchants - is to provide drainage materials for the academy, sited near the Dome at Greenwich.
The firm, which also recently supplied materials for the new Arsenal football stadium and for car parking at Wimbledon, worked with Keltbray to supply the Sir Robert McAlpine project with £50,000 worth of items.
It was done under a contract partnering link.
UGS managing director Andrew Bygate said: "We were able to recommend some valuable savings by suggesting certain alternatives.
"Contract partnering can eliminate a great deal of waste and time for contractors."
UGS specialises in building supplies, timber and selfbuild, hard landscaping, drainage and civil engineering.
It recently moved four divisions - Pressure Pipelines, Retaining Walls and Acoustic Barriers, Channel & Access, and Geotextiles and Geogrids - from Banbury to a new technical hub at Willington, near Shipston-on-Stour.
UGS has central branches in Birmingham, Banbury, Kirkby in Ashfield and Nottingham.