BOLTON-based construction company Artez has won two contracts in North Yorkshire.

The company, based in Summerfield Road, has won a contract to undertake maintenance works at York University and will also begin construction work at a new Bytemark data centre, also in York.

The Bytemark project is worth £90,000 and will require eight weeks on-site working with data centre specialist Sudlows.

Meanwhile at York University, Artez has been commissioned by repeat-client Profile Consultancy to carry out essential maintenance work on the Market Square building of the campus.

Artez founder Mike Banton said: “Each project is different, challenging and diverse, and serves a range of different uses.

“However, our expertise means that we are able to meet the diverse requirements and timescales on each of them.” The latest contracts follow Artez’s previous work in West Yorkshire, having completed construction works on Bradford’s former Odeon cinema last year where it was enlisted on re-roofing, scaffold and environmental clean-up work.

The landmark cinema has been at the centre of various regeneration schemes in Bradford city centre.

Artez was founded in 2010 by Mr Banton, a former director at regeneration firm Urban Splash. The 34-year-old grew up in Egerton and attended Turton High School.

He went straight into work on quantity surveying after school but studied on day-release courses at Bolton College and Salford University over five years. He now lives with his family in Heaton.

Other recent Artez construction projects have included work at Albert Bridge House in Manchester and Victoria Station in London, which Artez was appointed to manage late last year.

Despite the recession giving the construction sector its most challenging era, Artez built up a turnover of more than £2 million last year.

Elsewhere in the country, the firm has also worked on schemes in Leeds, Nottingham and Cheshire, and it also undertook repairs at Bolton’s Market Place shopping centre car park following a vehicle fire.