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CHAP Group Update

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CHAP Group has been strictly adhering to Scottish Government advice regarding construction. The majority of our sites have been closed since the end of March, with the exception of some essential works at NHS Grampian locations and St Fergus Gas Plant in Peterhead. Stringent safety measures were put in place at these locations to ensure that our team could carry out their roles in the safest manner possible. CHAP took the difficult but essential decision to furlough almost 90% of our remaining employees and those who could were advised to work from home.

Following the most recent Scottish Government guidance CHAP is delighted to be slowly and safely getting back to work.  Staff normally based in head office are still largely working from home but most of our construction and civils sites have reopened including: the construction of 369 flats for Aberdeen City Council at Summerhill;  the extension and construction of a new café space at Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath; the extension of an industrial unit for AGR Automation, also in Arbroath; the refurbishment of Moycroft Recycling Centre in Elgin; the construction of a new care home in Fortrose; and the construction and fit-out of the new Moray East substation.  Each site is operating with a reduced workforce to ensure social distancing measures can be adhered to, ensuring that our team can work in a safe and efficient manner.

The past few months have been challenging for CHAP and for the construction industry in Scotland as a whole. However, we are very proud of the way in which our workforce have faced these challenges and we are looking forward to welcoming more of our team back and to reopening further sites in the coming weeks.