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Keltbray Broadens Service Range with Dunne Group Purchase

Keltbray has broadened its range of services with the acquisition of some of the Dunne Group’s assets from the administrators FRM Advisory after it went into administration last month.

Included in the purchase is Dunne’s former yard and head office at Bathgate in Scotland, along with a plant used for the construction of reinforced concrete structures.

The company said in a statement: “Keltbray sees this as an opportunity to broaden its capability and services portfolio, widen its geographical reach and to respond to market demands.”

Dunne Group went into administration on July 19 after workers at the company and its five subsidiaries were understood to have been pulled from a number of sites, including 100 Bishopsgate, with Brookfield Multiplex.

Three days after the contracting firm entered administration, Brookfield Multiplex replaced Dunne with Byrne Group on 100 Bishopsgate and its One Blackfriars job.

The specialist concrete firm was also at work on Mace’s Newington Butt’s scheme in South London and earlier in the month was replaced by concrete contractor Getjar on the scheme.

Chief Executive of Keltbray, Brendan Kerr, is due to speak at the CN Summit on the subcontractor panel and will appear along with Jim De Waele, managing director of Keller UK, and Francis Keenan, managing director of FK Group.

Earlier in the month, London-based Keltbray announced that it will fit DawesGuard safety systems to London tippers.

The move was announced after a 12 week trial around the capital with the ‘revolutionary’ road safety device, which creates a shield across the danger zone between the front and rear axles of construction vehicles.

A flick of the switch in the cab can lower and retract the device which will prevent anyone and anything from being dragged under the back wheels.

Fixed above each DawesGuard, over the under-run bars, is also a Dawes shatterproof plastic PeoplePanel, designed to reduce any risk of entanglement of clothing or cycle parts.

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024