A CIVIL engineering company behind high-profile schemes as Southampton’s new cruise terminal and the former Poole Pottery shop has marked its 35th anniversary with a 1,000th contract win.

Poole-based Woodmace employs 150 people and has a £25million turnover.

Other Dorset projects include Livingstone Academy in Poole, a luxury residential scheme at Sandbanks and a car park at Dorchester Hospital.

As well as ABP Southampton’s latest cruise terminal, its Hampshire schemes include a 7,314sqm sports hub at Winchester College.

Joshua Eiles-Clarke, group managing director at Woodmace, took over the business in January 2020, having worked for the business for 10 years.

He said: “With a laser focus on client requirements and health and safety, we have successfully completed 1,000 projects, within budget, over 35 years to date.

“Whilst this is a fantastic achievement, thanks to experienced and loyal staff, we are constantly looking ahead to maintain competitive advantage,” he added.

Woodmace has previously been involved with English Heritage’s Stonehenge Visitor Centre, Bournemouth’s BH2 complex, two Gateway buildings for Bournemouth University an Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa at Ocean Village.

The Bh2 project involved excavating 40,000 cubic metres, with basement, drainage and hard landscaping.

Mr Eiles-Clarke added: “We have the ability and knowhow to deliver a one-stop shop approach to civil engineering and groundworks, from site inspection right the way through to completion of reinforced concrete frame superstructures.

“Our ambition is to be the obvious choice for main contractors, local authorities and government departments.

“There is no reason that this shouldn’t happen as long as we keep doing what we’re good at,” he added.

Woodmace’s customers include Kier, Balfour Beatty, Bouygues, Brymor, Interserve, McCarthy & Stone, Morgan Sindall Construction, Pegasus Life, Rydon, Vinci and VolkerFitzpatrick.