Balfour Beatty steps in to rescue 381 jobs at Rok

Construction giant Balfour Beatty has taken over some of the contacts of Rok, the building company that failed last week (HW, 19 November).

The £7m deal has saved 381 jobs in affordable housing and general construction work, said Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler.

Rok elements will be integrated into Mansell, Balfour Beatty's regional construction business, and most of the work is in the South West and North West.

A Balfour Beatty spokesman said Rok's general construction activities would enhance Mansell's existing capabilities at Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

"We are working with Rok's administrator towards an efficient transition of operations to minimise disruption to clients and to protect jobs," he added.

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