Skanska’s £11.6m hub work begins

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Specialist piling and ground engineering subcontractor Cementation Skanska has started work on an £11.6m investment programme that could create 62 permanent jobs at its site in Bentley, near Doncaster.

Cementation Skanska already employs 170 staff on the site and says its modernisation programme will create another 72 jobs during the construction work.

Managing director Martin Pedley said: “Our business has been operating from this site for almost 100 years, so we have a long history of providing training and employment to the local community.

“The new facilities will provide a modern facility for engineering, manufacturing and pre-fabrication of products for the construction industry.”

The project, which is backed by a £1.28m grant from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund, aims to create a hub for Skanska’s business in the north of England that will have almost zero impact on the environment.

Renewable techniques like rainwater harvesting and on-site power generation from photovoltaic roof panels will help to make the site extremely energy efficient.