Cruden to consolidate construction businesses

THE Cruden Group has announced it is combining its construction businesses, with 180 employees of Cruden Building (East) set to transfer to Cruden Building (West) to create a consolidated offering comprising almost 500 staff.

Following the rebranding of Hart Builders last year to Cruden Building (East), the management and operational teams from both Cruden Building East and West have been working to establish a ‘consistent’ construction offering.

The combined business will be renamed Cruden Building (Scotland) Limited.

With a combined turnover of circa £170 million, Cruden said the business will have the scale and operational capacity to further invest in its people and to meet the challenges of the changing construction landscape.  This, the firm added, is especially relevant as it progresses its sustainability and Modern Methods of Construction agendas.

The business will continue to operate from its two bases, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and will deploy its workforce in the same way locally. Cruden revealed that clients will have no interruption to existing and pipeline projects.

Allan Callaghan, MD of the combined Cruden Building business, said, “One of our key focus areas is building sustainable, energy-efficient homes as Scotland aims to achieve net zero Carbon building emissions by 2045. Bringing together the collective skills of our dedicated building workforce under one consistent construction offering will allow us to accelerate our efforts in delivering Scotland’s much needed net zero homes for the future.”

Cruden Group chief executive, Kevin Reid, added, “This is an important milestone in Cruden’s evolution and has been our strategic intent for a number of years. Creating a core construction business within the group, with common management and culture will deliver a huge number of benefits including greater consistency of approach, and facilitation of best practice and knowledge sharing as we strive to continually develop innovative ways of working.”