EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Construction
41 - Construction of buildings

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 15-11-2010
Planned Job Reductions min: 2800
Planned Job Reductions max: 2800
Type of Restructuring: Closure

Additional Information

Administrators of the construction company Rok announced on 11 November 2010 the closure of its Devon-based and Scottish plants that will result in the loss of 979 staff. The announcement follows Rok's report of £3.8m losses for the first half of the year. Most of the losses (558) are going across Rok's maintenance and improvements business. A further 82 redundancies are being made in the construction division, 69 in the Scotland plumbing business and two in Rok's Exeter office. 30 jobs will go in Inverness, 74 in Dundee, 28 in Elgin, 19 in Thurso and 17 in Fort William.

Update on 15 November 2010: Rok announced the loss of 87 further jobs following the closure of its Inverness operations.

Update on 22 November 2010: Rok announced that the total job losses will amount to 2,800.