Restructure and move for Warings

CHANGES Dave Cook, regional director of Warings
CHANGES Dave Cook, regional director of Warings

Construction company collapses

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PORTSMOUTH construction company Warings has been part of a restructure of its parent company.

Warings is part of Bouygues UK, which has restructured to reflect an expansion plan it began in 2007, when it bought Warings, and which has accelerated over the past five years.

As part of the restructure of the business, Warings has moved offices from the red-brick Gatcombe Park, in Hilsea, to 1000 Lakeside – the former North Harbour home of IBM which the firm was responsible for upgrading into a 21st century business hub.

Warings will continue to trade under the same name, but will be part of the Bouygues UK construction management unit in the central south area.

The firm’s former managing director, Philippe Jouy, has been appointed strategy and finance director of Bouygues UK but will remain involved with Warings.

He will also continue to be involved in the Shaping the Future of Portsmouth organisation, in which he is a member of the Business Leaders group and was instrumental in developing the Portsmouth Opportunities Fair.

A spokeswoman for Bouygues UK said: ‘In addition to his wider role as group strategy and finance director, Philippe continues in the role of executive director of Warings, Leadbitter, Bouygues UK and Bouygues Development.

‘He remains committed to the Portsmouth area and will continue to be an active member of the Portsmouth Business Leaders Group.’

Dave Cook, the firm’s regional director, will continue to lead the company’s operations from Hampshire and up to south west London.

Bouygues UK executive chairman Madani Sow said: ‘Following the completion of acquisitions and particularly those that were undertaken in 2012, we have spent the last 12 months integrating our businesses.

‘This integration is going well and I feel it is the right time to announce a new structure.’

Warings was responsible for building the glass atrium out the front of the 1000 Lakeside building, as well as its Central Square retail hub.

Most recently the firm completed work on the acclaimed Mary Rose Museum building within Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard.

Warings will also be building Portsmouth’s version of the Shard – a soaring glass tower providing accommodation and shops on the site of Brunel House in The Hard.