TVO completes head office move

Team Van Oord has completed the move of its head office from Newbury in Berkshire to Small Dole in West Sussex.

The head office move is a result of Van Oord’s acquisition earlier this year of J.T. Mackley & Co Ltd (Mackley) which is also headquartered at the Small Dole premises. Van Oord and Mackley have been working together as partners in Team Van Oord for more than a decade.

Philip Ramsay, National Framework Manager for Team Van Oord, said: “The head office move provides more space and better facilities to support and facilitate further growth at Team Van Oord. It is also the ideal location from which to oversee our considerable portfolio of flood defence and coastal protection work on the south coast of England.

“Coupled with this there are obvious benefits accrued from co-location of the Mackley and Van Oord management teams. Consolidation of these two complementary strands of our business will drive efficiencies and promote integration, and afford opportunities to increase the breadth and depth of the services we offer.”

Van Oord’s acquisition (in June 2014) of the specialist marine civil contractor Mackley has further strengthened its already leading position in the UK flood defence and coastal construction market.

Mackley provides all round engineering, construction, maintenance and project delivery services for the water, coastal and marine, and commercial and industrial industries. It is continuing to operate under its own name and to be run by the existing management and staff.

Speaking at the time of acquisition, Paul Verheul, COO of Van Oord, said: “Mackley is a strong brand and their wide variety of marine expertise and dedicated staff is a perfect match for Van Oord.

“We know each other well through our long standing partnership in Team Van Oord, where Mackley plays a crucial part in our joint work for the Environment Agency.

“We are both family-owned companies and our cultures and values are fully aligned. With Mackley on board we will be able to significantly strengthen our innovative offering to the UK’s growing need for flood defence solutions.”

The full address for Team Van Oord’s new head office is: Team Van Oord Ltd, Bankside House, Henfield Road, Small Dole, West Sussex BN5 9XQ.

3 October 2014