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Carillion: Handful of construction jobs axed as losses slow

Two quantity surveyors on rail-related projects were among 35 Carillion redundancies announced by the official receiver this week, Construction News understands.

CN has learned that the two QSs were based in the Midlands and Scotland, and were both employed by the Carillion Construction Limited arm of the collapsed firm.

The remaining redundancies came largely from Carillion’s customer experience centre, CN understands.

The official receiver revealed 39 staff had been transferred to new suppliers.

It was also announced that 1,102 employees had left the business during the liquidation period.

CN has learned these departures came from retirement, contract expirations and employees finding new work themselves, among other reasons.

A statement from the receiver confirmed that it remained in negotiations with potential purchasers of the contractor’s remaining contracts.

The number of job losses announced by the official receiver has slowed recently, with only 36 redundancies announced last week alongside 357 jobs being confirmed as safe.

The week before that saw 59 staff let go, with 38 understood to have been in construction-related roles.

This was after it was announced that 337 staff working on Carillion rail contracts had been made redundant.

Deals are yet to be agreed with new contractors on Carillion’s two most high-profile projects: the Midland Metropolitan Hospital and the Royal Liverpool Hospital.

Skanska has long been poised to take over the Midland Hospital job, while Laing O’Rourke is lined up to take on the Liverpool project.

However, an official announcement on either project has not been forthcoming.

Last week the chief executive of NHS trust responsible for the £350m Midland Metropolitan Hospital said the project could be delayed by another two years.

Readers' comments (2)

  • For each individual family affected by the one individual job loss it’s so much more than a ‘handful’.

    Haven’t been affected by Carillion but have been made redundant too many times over the years.

    1st few times felt soul destroying. Headline writers please try consider this when writing headlines!

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  • Hi Stephen,

    Thanks for your comment and feedback.

    Completely understand where you are coming from, the impact of every job loss deserves to be recognised as having a significant impact on an individual and their family.

    However, when you need to compact the most relevant information into a headline that can be difficult.

    Thanks again for raising the issue

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