Numbers add up for steel firm after Tombola HQ contract win


SCH has won a high-profile contract to help construct a new state-of-the-art head office for leading national bingo operator Tombola.

Sunderland-based construction firm Brims is building a new £6m HQ in the city for Tombola, in a development which will create 80 new jobs.

Brims has awarded Newton Aycliffe-based SCH a 210-tonne contract to fabricate and erect a structural steel frame and install Pre cast concrete planks for the development, which is expected to be fully completed in early 2018.

The latest project for SCH comes just weeks after the firm announced a major recruitment drive following a number of contract wins.

SCH are delighted with this latest contract win which is a big, high-profile project for us.

“We’ve strengthened our management structure and employee numbers in recent months and this new project is the culmination of a lot of hard work by our staff behind the scenes.

“We had a strong end to 2016 and we continue to enjoy a very encouraging start to 2017.”

Tombola’s website is now the largest bingo site in the UK, and it also produces original bingo software and games, all created by in-house developers.

The firm’s futuristic HQ has been designed by Newcastle-based Ryder Architecture, with the intention of creating a riverside campus which blends both old and new buildings.

Once complete, the new complex – a contemporary twist on a bonded warehouse design – will enable Tombola to increase its workforce in Sunderland to almost 400 people.