Scottish building services contractor, McGill, continues to grow after winning a £400,000 contract and being appointed to a £3.6million framework to deliver upgrades to fire alarms. The recent award wins signal the continued growth of the company and come after it announced the company’s appointment to Govanhill Housing Association’s £20million major repairs framework last month.
In response to new Government legislation introduced after the Grenfell disaster, all properties in Scotland must meet higher standards in regards to smoke, fire and CO alarms. All local authorities and registered social landlords across Scotland have programmed works to complete upgrades in time for the March 2021 deadline. McGill’s specialist fire and security team has grown significantly over the past 12 months as the company has won several contracts to ensure compliance for its customers.
The £3.6million framework agreement with Falkirk Council and the £400,000 contract with Loreburn Housing Association were awarded to McGill after a competitive tender process whilst work remains suspended on all but essential Scottish sites.
McGill Managing Director, Douglas Thomson commented; “Whilst the past couple of months have been very difficult for our business and, of course, the entire industry, it is fantastic to have been awarded these contracts and continue the growth of McGill. Our estimating and BID teams have continued to work remotely during the COVID-19 situation and their efforts in securing this work have been great.
McGill’s fire and security team are currently delivering similar contracts across Scotland for several different clients including Fife Council, Langstane and Castlehill Housing Associations, both in and around Aberdeen.
Operations Director at McGill, Chris Ferriday added; “Our fire and security team are all exceptionally experienced and qualified people who continue to win more work and received glowing reviews from our clients. The team work hard and I am pleased that their efforts have been recognised by winning these contracts. We will be looking to employ a number of individuals as a result of these contract appointments and also offer more apprenticeships, which is fantastic.”
At this point the majority of building work has been put on hold in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Scottish sites, in contrast to those south of the border remain closed and only essential work is permitted under Scottish Government guidance. Despite a scheduled announcement from First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon due later this week, advanced communications suggest that lock-down measures will not be relaxed over the coming weeks.