Chartered Institute of Building Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Building


Sir Robert McAlpine cuts 6% of workforce

31 July 2020
Paul Hamer

Sir Robert McAlpine will reduce its workforce by 6% equivalent to 132 jobs – following a strategic review in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The business said it was seeking to become “leaner and more efficient” to meet the productivity challenges brought about by covid-19 as well as devolving further decision-making powers to its regional teams to provide a “more responsive and connected” approach to its clients.

The company has created expanded regions in the North and South to complement its existing London region and said it would focus on major projects in key areas such as civil infrastructure, healthcare, commercial offices, residential, leisure and heritage.

Chief executive, Paul Hamer, said: “I am immensely proud to work alongside the talented people of Sir Robert McAlpine who have all been through a great deal over recent months supporting our business in the face of the covid-19 challenges.

“Whilst we are seeking to do our best by our people, in the coming months we are compelled to make some very difficult decisions. This will unfortunately result in a redundancy process and this loss will be keenly felt within the business. The changes are aimed at enhancing the long-term resilience and sustainability of our business rather than short-term cost cutting.”