Esher 30 January 2017: Build UK, the trade association whose reach spreads from specialist subcontractors to major contractors and client organisations has signed up three more members, including Keltbray Group.

Build UK has welcomed two more Client organisations and a Contractor member to its collective voice as it continues to drive positive change by welcoming all areas of industry to the table.

Major industry clients, Derwent London and British Land, are the latest to join the six existing private developers and step up to get involved in Build UK’s activities.

In addition to Build UK’s bourgeoning Client membership body, its Contractor voice continues to grow with Keltbray Group joining the Build UK family.

Keltbray Group is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services, piling and reinforced concrete structures solutions. The company has over the past four decades grown to become a £375 million group of companies that provide specialist services and is unrivalled in the UK.

Keltbray’s membership adds significant weight to Build UK as it continues to drive positive industry change. Keltbray will remain a loyal member of a number of Build UK’s Trade Association members to support change within specialist sectors.

Build UK was created to provide a strong collective voice for the construction supply chain. Its fast-paced growth demonstrates the wider change that is developing in construction, with collaboration taking centre stage as a meaningful way of tackling industry challenges.

Leadership has been displayed on key issues such as pre-qualification, payment and the industry’s image and 2017 is set to be another busy year for Build UK as it delivers further change to future proof the construction industry.

Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE said: “We’re delighted to welcome Derwent London, British Land and Keltbray. 2016 was a fantastic year for Build UK as we brought together the full contracting supply chain for the first time. Beginning 2017 with three new members who are committed to working together is a brilliant start and I can’t wait to see how we continue deliver change to the benefit of the whole supply chain.”

Brendan Kerr, Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray said: “There is a growing acknowledgment of the reliance on Specialist Contractors in the supply chain, demonstrating that contractors such as Keltbray are critical to the success of a project. It is important that as a £375 million group we play our role in solving the industry’s challenges through Build UK.”

Richard Baldwin, Head of Development at Derwent London, said: “Derwent London is pleased to see that, through Build UK, the industry is finally joining up to collaborate. As a significant investor, we want to be involved in the groundswell of change that Build UK is facilitating to achieve better outcomes for all.”

Richard Elliott, Head of Construction at British Land said: “British Land is committed to working closely and efficiently with our supply chain to deliver high quality developments for our customers. We look forward to partnering with Build UK to build on what the organisation has already achieved and to effect further change across the construction industry.”

Build UK provides a strong collective voice for the contracting supply chain in construction. We bring together the industry’s largest Main Contractors and leading Trade Associations representing Specialist Contractors. For more information, you can check out their website here: Build UK.


For more information, see please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to [email protected]

Keltbray Group
Keltbray Group is a UK leading specialist business, which offers engineering, construction, demolition, decommissioning, remediation, rail, environmental services and reinforced concrete frame solutions. The company dates back to 1976, employs more than 1,000 people, and is a key player in developing and maintaining Britain’s built environment. Keltbray provides services to meet the needs of diverse and complex projects, and its well qualified people take pride in delivering projects safely and efficiently, on time and to budget, and with care for the environment and our communities. Keltbray has contributed to a range of high profile construction projects including The Shard, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium, St Pancras International, Crossrail, Earls Court and Battersea Power Station.