Construction Recruitment Agencies in Cornwall
The county of Cornwall has a population of 536,000 people and lies in the Western most point of the South West peninsula of England, bordering Devon, the English Channel and the Celtic Sea. This makes it a key tourist destination and heavily reliant upon this industry.
Although there is a general decline in construction in the UK, Cornwall appears to be defying this trend with domestic and commercial projects, including a 118-house roll out over a 9-month span, from the renovation of existing properties. The county takes a green and environmentally responsible approach to construction, demonstrated by the Eden Project, which was built from recycled materials and lower-carbon products.
Redevelopment of existing buildings by Midas Developments has recently seen a 33-bedroom extension to a Truro hotel, St. Austell Brewery’s County Arms, and a renovation of the MFI building to become the new Aviva Insurance office. Other work includes the redevelopment of Gyllingdune Gardens – an historical tourist attraction – involving demolishing of the Pavillion café and reconstructing the gardens entrance, the gardens itself, and the chapel.
The county’s Cornwall Construction Training Group exists to promote best practice in the industry and offers advice, training and support to local companies.
Major employers in the county are Gilbert & Goode, who won an award for affordable housing in 2010, and Mercury Construction who have been in operation for over 20 years. Construction and manufacturing staff make up 5% of Cornwall’s employment. Although this figure is relatively low in proportion to the population, local recruitment agency listings in this field are promising.
Cornwall is a relatively unspoilt part of the UK and construction work is centred on the notion of regeneration, to preserve resources, and stay attractive to both locals and visitors.
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