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Alfred McAlpine

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Builder and provider of support services

Successor to Sir Alfred McAlpine and Son

1985 The public name of the company was changed to Alfred McAlpine PLC; Robert James McAlpine became chairman.

Concentrated on private housebuilding.

1997 Acquired Raine Industries

By the late 1990s, McAlpine was building over 4,000 houses a year and was one of the industry’s top ten.

2001 Sold the housebuilding operations to George Wimpey.

2001 Acquired Kennedy Utility Management

2002 Acquired Stiell, a facilities management and information technology network systems business.

2008 Acquired by Carillion

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