The shake-out is part of a wider review that analysts predict will lead to about 400 more redundancies in the building and capital projects arms this year, as the company freezes building turnover and reduces civils work.
Under the restructuring, Carillion’s six regional building arms have been merged into three businesses. Three divisions (London, the South and South Wales) have been merged to form a new London and the South arm. It will headed by director Mike Godfrey.
The Midlands and North-east offices have also been merged. The region will be based in Wolverhampton and run by director Steve Emmerson.
The North-west and Scottish arms have been combined into a single unit based in Glasgow, under David Cairns. Several offices will be closed. A company spokesperson was unable to confirm which ones, but sources said Bristol would be among them.
The spokesperson said: “We are looking at our structure and overhead and it was felt we could perform more efficiently with fewer offices.”
He was unable to confirm how many of the 50 staff whose jobs have already gone would be made redundant and how many given jobs within the group.
Carillion’s reshuffle is the latest in a series of staffing culls as major contractors move out of low-margin, volume business and concentrate on negotiated contracts. Laing cut 850 jobs last October and Taylor Woodrow is making 500 staff redundant from its building division.