Balfour Beatty Engineering Services is laying off 35 skilled mechanical and electrical workers as it pulls out of subcontracted work in London and the South East.
Balfour confirmed last year that it would stop bidding for new M&E work in London and the South East after the division racked-up an £88m loss in 2014.
“This week we commenced redundancy consultations with 35 mechanical and plumbing skilled operatives working in our Engineering Services business in London and the South East,” said a Balfour spokesperson.
“This is as a result of our decision not to pursue work in the London and South East area as a Tier 2 subcontractor as well as a number of our historic contracts in this difficult market coming to an end.
“We are also in consultation with a small number of monthly paid staff and skilled operatives in our mechanical and plumbing workforce in Leeds and Newcastle due to a number of projects having completed.
“We are looking to redeploy impacted individuals wherever possible.”