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Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2013/03/07 - Following a milestone year in 2012, which saw Masterton Decommissioning increase its turnover by 60 per cent to £16m, the 33-year old Scottish-based demolition specialist is expanding - Masterton.uk.com.
The company has taken a suite of offices at Carwood Business Park, Leeds so that it is better placed to manage the increasing number of contracts it has won south of the Scottish border.
It has appointed 27 people from across the Yorkshire region to operate from its new northern base. Masterton has an additional 110 staff working from its headquarters in Grangemouth, Scotland.
Commenting on the expansion managing director Steve Forster said: “A significant proportion of the contracts we have won recently are in the North of England, so it made perfect sense to establish an operation in Yorkshire.
“This region of the country has a particularly strong demolition tradition and we knew we would be able to find the right kind of people with the right skills here. We have recruited 5 highly experienced contract, site and business development managers, estimators and planning engineers, and a further 22 multi-skilled operatives.
“Our Yorkshire based project teams are already undertaking dismantling work at a number of sites across the north including Runcorn and Hebburn.”
Masterton’s current Runcorn project is for longstanding client, chemical company Ineos. The Chlor Vinyl manufacturer one of Europe’s largest producers of chlor-alkali products, sulphur products and chlorine derivatives required assistance dismantling an extremely large, asbestos insulated flue duct at its Weston Point Power Station.
The 120m duct poses a significant dismantling challenge because of its size, poor condition and location but it is one that Masterton is more than competent to tackle with its extensive heavy industrial demolition experience. The £1.3m project will take 28 weeks to complete.
And from German engineering company Siemens Plc, Masterton has been awarded a 22 week contract to dismantle the former Trench UK Ltd buildings at Hebburn, South Tyneside.
This is an unusual project for many reasons: the 80 year old factory was one of the only high voltage electrical testing facilities in the UK; the most prominent landmark on the site is the vast steel framed Clothier Laboratories Building which made pop music history when it featured in a Gary Numan video; and for Masterton the scale of scrap materials to be processed is unprecedented. Amongst the long list of items to be salvaged there are over 2,000 tonnes of steel, 500 tonnes of machinery, 270 tonnes of sheet cladding and 35 tonnes of electrical cabling.
“At some point fairly soon we will be looking to open another operation further south too,” added Mr Forster,“because we have some particularly big projects commencing in London and the South West.”