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Dawn Group to close construction division

February 23 2012

Dawn Group to close construction division
Dawn Group has announced that it is to begin the process of winding down its construction arm in order to focus upon its house building and property development divisions – resulting in the loss of 60 jobs.

Citing a “unsustainable” profit margins in the general construction sector Dawn aim to close the division by May 2013 once all existing contracts and accounts have been honoured.

This includes work at Musselburgh Primary care Centre, East Lothian, the Eastgate office development, Bridgeton.

Speaking to The Herald Dawn chairman Alan MacDonald said: “Currently, all areas of the business are profitable and turnover is around £105m in the year to January 31, 2012.

“However, the board has taken a strategic decision to carry out a planned and orderly closure of our construction division, due to increasingly challenging market conditions, where margins are unsustainable.”

MacDonald reached the “regrettable” decision after concluding that the main contractor market was likely to deteriorate further over the next five years.

Just last month Dawn Construction celebrated the completion of phase 1 works at Glasgow's Collegelands development.

1 Comment

#1 Posted by Ian on 23 Feb 2012 at 20:28 PM
Yes margins are tight, so were going to shut up shop
But no matter everythings great as we doubled profits this year to £5m !
Shame on you Alan McDonald

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