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RSK acquires Spurs football stadium roof installer Can

New white hart lane from above 2017 05 trimmed

RSK has made its eleventh acquisition in the last 12 months taking over UK based geotechnical and engineering contractor Can.  

The contractor, which was recently tasked with installing the roof for the new Tottenham Hotspur football stadium White Hart Lane was snapped up by RSK for an undisclosed sum.  

Can is mostly known for its geotechnical projects for slope and retaining wall stabilisation, and installing rock fall protection measures, which account for approximately 70% of its work. 

Recent projects for Can included highways project at the Heads of the Valleys in Wales as well as installation of the 600t roof at White Hart Lane, the new home of Tottenham Hotspur football Club. The roof was lifted into place with almost 10km worth of cables exerting 20,000t of force.  

In 2016, Can also completed the lifting and installation of the architectural Brise Soleil to the façade of the New US Embassy in Vauxhall, London.

Former owners of Can, Neil Foster and Andy Wingfield will both continue to lead the business as it and it’s 250 staff join the geosciences and engineering division of RSK. 

RSK chief executive officer Alan Ryde said: “Can’s client base of principal contractors, specifically rail sector contractors, will complement other specialisms within RSK.”

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