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Groundworks contractor in administration

July 30th, 2013 Comments off
Midlands-based groundworks specialist PGC Contractors Ltd is in administration.

Insolvency specialist Ninos Koumettou of Alexander Lawson Jacobs was appointed administrator on 17 July.

PGC Contractors has been in operation for 18 years. According to its website, it was turning over £8-10m a year from 11 clients, including Vinci, Tolent, Kier, John Sisk and Thomas Vale.

It took on a wide range of groundworks projects, including retaining walls and flood defences, as well as reinforced concrete frames up to four storeys and bridge works.

Sister company Trafalgar Hire is believed to be unaffected.


Crane crash causes delays

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A mobile crane crashed in to a concrete barrier on London’s M25 in the UK over the weekend closing it down for a short period. The incident occurred on the orbital highway’s anti-clockwise direction between Junction eight and nine in Surrey.


The crane a five axle Grove GMK250 is owned by Bronzeshield Crane Hire, fortunately no one was hurt in the incident.

An investigation into what happened is underway