In April 2020, Darren James was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Keltbray. Brendan Kerr becomes Executive Chairman and remains Keltbray's sole owner.
Only five of the eight cooling towers are set to be demolished – the first carried out in July 2019, followed by the remaining four in October 2019.
Keltbray forms subsidiary to deliver overhead line electrification works in Canada.
The new business unit provides construction, maintenance and repair services for utility businesses operating lines up to 275kW.
Keltbray launches a reinforced concrete frame business after acquiring some of the assets of Dunne Group which went into administration.
Keltbray was responsible for the removal of a 1000 tonne bridge structure over West London, demolition of Earls Court 1&2 Exhibition Centres and removal of 15,000 tonnes of concrete beams over four District Line Tunnels.
The new business unit gives Keltbray the ability to provide remediation solutions for brownfield sites.
A new rail overhead line electrification design house is launched by Keltbray to provide consultancy, design and development support.
By acquiring the overhead line and track solutions specialist, Keltbray’s rail expertise grows.
The new business unit gives Keltbray the ability to carry out Continuous Flight Auger and large diameter rotary bored piling as stand-alone and integrated Group services.
The acquisition saves 170 jobs and enters Keltbray into the rail maintenance sector. Gamble Rail is rebranded as Keltbray Rail in 2010.
The acquisition gives Keltbray 250 new employees and a new service capability to manage the removal of asbestos and other hazards.
Brendan Kerr becomes the Chief Executive Officer and sole owner of Keltbray.
Keltbray’s temporary works design consultancy, Wentworth House Partnership, is created by Brendan Kerr and Stuart Marchand.
Brendan Kerr joins Keltbray as Project Manager in 1989 before rising to Operations Director in 1994 and Managing Director in 1999.
Keltbray is formed by friends Howard Burden and David Ewens in 1976. They were both working as surveyors in the construction industry and decided to form their own entity for smaller earth and groundwork jobs. The first office was in 158-160 Battersea Park Road.