Building Plant News September, October, November 2020

www.buildingplantnews.co.uk 4 Contractors take aim at £12m shooting range job Contractors are targeting a £12m deal to build 2 shooting ranges in Essex for the Ministry of Defence. The job, at the MoD’s training ground at Fingringhoe Ranges near Colchester, will also include removing explosives. The winning firm will build a pair of 12- lane, 600m long electronic firing ranges. The contract also includes demolishing existing shooting range buildings and building two new range control buildings, a troop shelter, along with earthworks, M&E and utility works. This is a remote area, south of Colchester, with much of the site below sea level, consisting of reclaimed wetland and marsh. The site extends out into the Colne Estuary, renowned as one of Essex’s prettiest estuaries, with attractive waterside communities and contrasting landscapes of woodland, fields and marshes. The marshland area of Fingringhoe Ranges is part of the Colne Estuary Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is also designated a Ramsar site and a Special Protection Area (SPA). There is a nature reserve to the north east of the site. It is understood that the new firing range will be for rifles and other traditional guns, with the explosives being unexploded shells from past exercises at the site. The contract will also require archaeological and ecological surveys to be taken at the training ground, which is considered a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its abundance of rare plant and animal species. t NEW CONSTRUCTION APPOINTMENTS South West Redrow appoints former M&S exec to new customer quality role FTSE 250 housebuilder Redrow has created a new role of customer and quality director. The firm, which is due to release its annual results in the middle of September, said Emma Morris is heading up the group-wide customer services team. Emma, who spent 25 years at retailer Marks & Spencer, will be responsible for leading the housebuilder’s customer services strategy. Emma, who was appointed in February, has been working on a number of covid-19 adaptions to Redrow’s customer services since starting work in early March. ProScaffolding South West welcomes Terry Elliott to their Team Terry brings a wealth of experience in to us, with knowledge in an abundance in the scaffold industry Some of you may of had the pleasure in meeting him on your scaffolding training at simian as he was one of the head instructors there Terry will be heading up our new division in Newton Abbott and overseeing day to day operations down south For all of your scaffold enquiries please get in touch Or if you would like to join us we’d love to hear from you. Keltbray announces two appointments Keltbray Group has announced two director-level appointments for its United Kingdom-based business that includes demolition, decommissioning and remediation among its services. Joseph Goldberg is the new group investment director, while Michael Pelken has been named as innovation and research and development director. Both appointments are with immediate effect. Joseph Goldberg moves into a newly created role which aims to maximise Keltbray’s investment opportunities. Michael Pelken’s role, also newly created, is to help Keltbray capture, harness and promote research and development across the group. Ex-CEO of Schlumberger Joins McDermott Board Andrew F. Gould, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schlumberger has joined the board of directors of offshore engineering services firm McDermott. Gould has more than 40 years of experience in the global oil and gas industry. Following his 37-year career with Schlumberger, the largest oilfield services company, where he served as CEO from 2003 to 2011, Gould served as Chairman of BG Group PLC, a multinational oil and gas company, from 2012 until its sale to Royal Dutch Shell in 2016. Joseph Goldberg Michael Pelken

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