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Rok Property Solutions

Rok is to shed 750 jobs at its building services operations across the country, following a fall in demand for construction and refurbishment of social housing.

Rok is planning to create 150 jobs at its construction operations in Warwickshire over the next 18 months, and is also considering proposals to set up a training centre at its depot in Warwick.

Rok has acquired Richardson Projects Holdings, the construction and refurbishment firm with 350 staff and offices in Rochdale and Leeds, for up to £40m.

Rok has acquired Pitkerro, the Tayside-based plumbing and heating services firm with more than 100 staff, for £3m.

Rok has acquired Avonside Services, the plumbing, heating and electrical services group with 450 staff at four offices in the North of England and Scotland, for £16m.

Rok has acquired the trade and certain assets of Aquilo Inspection & Reinstatement Services out of administration for £2.1m, in order to expand its property inspections and claims management operation.

Rok has acquired S Harrison Construction, the Yorkshire-based building services firm with 80 staff, from S Harrison Group for £3.2m.

Rok is expanding the 4,200-strong workforce in its contracting and property maintenance business with about 120 new jobs a month, and expects to reach 10,000 by 2011.

Rok has acquired SOL Construction, the building company with 413 staff and offices in Nottingham and Warwick, for up to £21m.

Rok has acquired EMB Services, the Yorkshire-based building services company with 100 staff.

Rok is looking to expand its directly employed workforce from 2,200 to 10,000 over the next five years, in order to reduce the number of subcontractors in its contracting and property maintenance business.

Rok is to acquire Tulloch Construction Group, the building and related services business with 875 staff in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness, Tain, Nairn and Thurso, for £31m.

Rok has acquired Kingfisher Building Company, the West Midlands-based social housing company with about 50 staff, for £4.5m.

Rok Property Solutions is planning to open new offices in Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh for its Rok Development division over the next two years.

Rok Property Solutions has acquired Topcon, the Grimsby-based construction company with 62 staff, for £3.2m, as well as Lemmeleg Building & Contracting, the Wakefield company with 107 staff, for £1.7m.

Rok Property Solutions has acquired Durose & Gourlay, the provider of maintenance services to local authorities and housing associations in the North West with 150 staff, for £11m.

Rok Property Solutions is planning to expand its network of 27 construction branches to more than 75 over the next five years.

Rok Property Solutions has acquired Team Building Maintenance, the Birmingham-based property maintenance company, for £0.2m.

Rok, the property company, is expanding its offices on Teesside and Tyneside with the creation of up to 50 jobs.

Rok Property Solutions has acquired John Dickie Construction, which operates in the central belt of Scotland, from John Dickie Group for £0.8m.

Rok Property Solutions is to acquire the Manchester, Glasgow, Teesside, Cardiff and Ellesmere Port assets from the administrators of Ballast for up to £2m, expanding its network of regional offices to 20.

Rok Property Solutions is looking to open new offices across the country, and is seeking acquisitions to expand into the Midlands and the north.

Rok has sold the plant hire business of recently-acquired Llewellyn to Cox Plant for £4.5m.

Rok Property Solutions is selling Llewellyn Timber Engineering, the roof truss manufacturer with 30 staff, to Pace Timber Systems of Milton Keynes for undisclosed terms.

Rok Property Solutions has acquired Llewellyn, the privately-owned construction group with 650 staff at offices in Eastbourne, Brighton, London and Milton Keynes, for £16m.

Rok Property Solutions is to acquire City Estates, the Southampton-based commercial property developer, for £0.8m.

Rok Property Solutions is to acquire Retail Maintenance Services, the Glasgow-based repair group, for £4.6m.