60 jobs to go at construction firm’s offsite factory

Laing O’Rourke has announced that around 60 employees within its offsite division are at risk of redundancy due to the repercussions of halted projects.

The company informed its workforce at the Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction (CEMC) in Steetley, Nottinghamshire, on Wednesday about the potential job losses, according to reports in Construction Enquirer.

With a total of 355 employees at the facility, the move puts around 17% of positions in jeopardy.

In a statement, the firm said: “We informed members of our workforce of a proposal that could reduce the number of roles at the facility by up to 60. Due to challenging market conditions, we have seen delays to some of the projects CEMC was set to service. Therefore, we need to reduce our operating costs, while continuing to deliver projects and protect our ability to invest in the technology and innovations that will transform construction.”