New Scottish base for UK geotechnical and engineering contractor
UK geotechnical and engineering contractor CAN has opened a new Scottish office.
The Glasgow base will serve as a home to CAN Structures and CAN Geotechnical and supplement the firm’s existing offices in Chesterfield, Northfleet and Portishead.
The expansion comes after CAN was acquired by environmental and engineering services company RSK Group Ltd in October last year, one of twelve acquisitions in the 2018/19 financial year.
About 70% of CAN’s business is geotechnical projects for slope and retaining wall stabilisation, and installing rock fall protection measures. The remainder involve structural repairs, construction, inspection, testing and maintenance, often including bespoke access solutions. Two of its major recent projects are the installation of the roof at the new Tottenham Hotspur football stadium in North London and a highways project at the Heads of the Valleys in Wales.
The two CAN companies have also worked successfully in Scotland for over 20 years, works include rock face stabilising at Dunoon Sewerage Treatment Works in Argyll and Bute, structural inspection and testing at Burdiehouse Burn nature reserve in Lothian, and slope works at Loch Katrine in the Highlands.
The Glasgow office will be shared with other RSK group companies and CAN will be represented by Colin Smith, the new regional manager for Scotland.
Mark Richardson, CAN managing director, said: “We are delighted to expand our footprint in Scotland with the opening of our new office. We believe that this move will provide our clients with the level of support and collaborative working that is so important to the CAN business model. We are very excited by the move and look forward to the new challenges and opportunities this will undoubtedly bring.
“Colin will be building on existing relationships in Scotland whilst also working to introduce CAN to new prospective clients. Colin has 25 years experience in the construction industry and has worked for CAN for the last seven years. His wealth of experience and depth of knowledge is a huge asset to the business and we know that our clients will enjoy working closely with him over the coming years.”