Dundee-based building services contractor, McGill, reports continued growth having recently won a £400,000 social housing contract and being appointed to a £3.6million framework to deliver upgrades to fire alarms.
The £400,000 contract with Loreburn Housing Association and the £3.6million framework agreement with Falkirk Council were awarded to McGill after a competitive tender process whilst work remains suspended on all but essential Scottish sites.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced communications suggest that First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon will announce later this week that lock-down measures will not be relaxed over the coming weeks.
The awards follow McGill’s appointment last month to Govanhill Housing Association’s £20 million major repair framework.
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