McLean lays off more staff as market woes deepen

Developer, housebuilder and contractor David McLean Group has announced a further restructuting, job losses and cost cutting measures as it responds to the tough market conditions.

In a statement released today the Flintshire-based business said: "The proposals would result in a restructure of the group and in particular the homes division and approximately 30 redundancies across the various group companies.

"We are now undertaking individual consultations with those employees who may be affected and will endeavour to redeploy as many staff as possible within suitable vacancies across the business."

The measures follows 50 job losses announced in January as the slowdown took hold.

The statement continued: "As with many companies, this situation is unavoidable in the present climate and we must take these steps now to ensure that we operate in the most efficient way possible in order to maintain our position of strength.

"We are confident that as a group, we will remain on target to ride this challenging market. There are a number of exciting opportunities arising from the current market and in particular with regard to land; this gives us the confidence to be positive about the future."

Group staff numbers fell by 100 to less than 500 in 2007

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