Balfour to cut 35 M&E staff in London and South East

Grant Prior 8 months ago

Balfour Beatty Engineering Servives is making 35 skilled M&E workers redundant as it pulls out of subcontracted work in London and the South East.

A number of staff are also facing the axe in Leeds and Newcastle as contracts come to an end.

Balfour confirmed last year that it would stop bidding new M&E work in London and the South east after the division racked-up an £88m loss in 2014.

A Balfour satement said: “This week we commenced redundancy consultations with 35 mechanical and plumbing skilled operatives working in our Engineering Services business in London and the South East.

“This is as a result of our decision not to pursue work in the London and South East area as a Tier 2 subcontractor as well as a number of our historic contracts in this difficult market coming to an end.

“We are also in consultation with a small number of monthly paid staff and skilled operatives in our mechanical and plumbing workforce in Leeds and Newcastle due to a number of projects having completed.

“We are looking to redeploy impacted individuals wherever possible.”

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