Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Scottish civils firm goes into administration

Sir Chris Hoy velodrome

Scottish civil engineering and landscaping firm Land Engineering has gone into administration.

EY was called in to handle the administration on Tuesday, which has resulted in 135 redundancies.

Part of the business was sold to landscape group Idverde, saving 249 jobs. A buyer could not be found for the remainder of the company. Ten employees will remain to assist in the administration process.

Projects Land Engineering worked on include both the hard and soft landscaping packages for the new sports facilities in advance of the 2015 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, including the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome (pictured).

“The market has become increasingly competitive for the company and has impacted on its profitability, particularly in relation to the company’s construction business. Various options have been explored by the directors to address these challenges,” said EY joint administrator Andrew Davison.

“Unfortunately none of these options were ultimately successful and the directors therefore took the decision to appoint administrators to help safeguard elements of the business. This has been achieved through the sale we have completed to Idverde.”

Tags

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.

Related Jobs