McGill secures fire safety contracts worth up to £4m

Building services contractor McGill has won a £400,000 contract and been appointed to a £3.6 million framework to deliver upgrades to fire alarms.

McGill secures fire safety contracts worth up to £4m

McGill employees

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.

The £3.6m framework agreement with Falkirk Council and the £400,000 contract with Loreburn Housing Association were awarded to McGill’s specialist fire and security team after a competitive tender process whilst work remains suspended on all but essential Scottish sites.

Douglas Thomson, McGill managing director, said: “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.

Chris Ferriday, operations director at McGill, 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.”

The award wins come after McGill announced its appointment to Govanhill Housing Association’s £20m major repairs framework last month.

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