UK construction firms split over coronavirus shutdown

Bellway and Barratt among developers to close sites but Berkeley and others stay open

Many of Britain’s biggest housebuilders and construction firms, including Persimmon, Barratt and Bellway, have shut their building sites in response to the coronavirus outbreak, while others including the London luxury home builder Berkeley Group have angered workers by refusing to halt work.

Berkeley, Crest Nicholson and Balfour Beatty are keeping their building sites open, while Redrow bowed to public pressure to close.

With complete inaction from the Government, hundreds of thousands of construction workers are reporting to sites against their and their families wishes.

This is the official line from Balfour Beatty to workers today.

Open until the Gov tell them to close. #ShutTheSites pic.twitter.com/9Ru2mP9I0Y

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Source: theguardian – realestate
UK construction firms split over coronavirus shutdown