Construction jobs to go

Galliford Try likely to axe parts of Scottish business

Queensferry Crossing

Cost concerns around the Queensferry Crossing (pic: Terry Murden)


Construction firm Galliford Try, which was a partner in building the Queensferry Crossing and Aberdeen by-pass, is likely to shut parts of its business in Scotland.

The firm has said about 350 jobs could be lost across the UK with most in Scotland. Its construction and investments divisions will most likely be affected and it is now consulting with those who could be made redundant.

Last month Galliford Try issued a warning saying its profits would be up to £40 million lower than £156m expected.

Commenting on the closure, a spokesman for the company said: “This is a regrettable but unavoidable step and we have started to consult with those individuals potentially impacted by our proposals and are doing all that we can to support them during this difficult time.

“The major part of the proposed reorganisation will potentially see the Infrastructure business unit in Scotland be closed. It is a matter of record that for some time our business has sustained considerable losses on two major infrastructure projects within Scotland.

“We remain fully committed to our existing profitable building operations for Morrison Construction in Scotland, delivering much-needed public facilities together with our partners in the hub vehicles.

“As a business we are confident that the proposed structure we are looking to put in place will provide us with robust foundations and leave us better suited to face the key markets where our future success lies.

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