Following entering into liquidation in January this year, Carillion’s former head office in Wolverhamton has gone up for sale for £3 million. The office building, previously known as Carillion House, is located in Salop Street and is currently being sold by a private investor and marketed by JLL and Bulleys.
Located close to Wolverhampton’s city centre, the property consists of six floors, totalling 37,338 sq ft of office space and a car park to accommodate 32 vehicles. Partner at Bulleys, Noel Muscutt commented:
“This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire an eye-catching office block in a prominent location that will soon benefit from proximity to the Westside leisure development. The offices were refurbished in 2015 and provide open plan accommodation that would suit occupation as a whole, on a floor by floor or part floor basis.”
Prior to its liquidation, Carillion was the second largest construction firm in the UK, employing around 19,000 workers.
While around 10,000 jobs have been saved since the liquidation, the number of redundancies have increased to 1,800. Moreover, around 5,400 employees are currently still working to deliver its existing services. The collapse of Carillion has caused delays in the building of the Midland Metropolitan Hospital and Royal Liverpool Hospital.
The Official Receiver’s spokesperson said:
“Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service will provide them with every support to find new work. Discussions with potential purchasers continue. I am continuing to engage with staff, elected employee representatives and unions to keep them informed as these arrangements are confirmed.”
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