Bowmer & Kirkland is understood to be the mystery buyer for the assets of stricken Derby steelwork contractor Robinson Structures sold in a pre-pack administration last week.
The main contractor’s steelwork and timber business, B&K Structures, which also based in Derby is understood to have bought the business although there still has been no official confirmation of the deal.
The acquisition, which saved 68 Robinson jobs, represents the largest single investment in the firm’s 47-year history, which started out as a steelwork contractor and branched out in 2007, moving into the engineered timber industry.
A new business B&K Hybrid Solutions will operate from the recently-built former Robinson HQ and production plant, giving the new business capacity to manufacture 10,000t of structural steelwork per annum.
The new well-equipped facilities form part of a larger, long-term plan to deliver on the increased demand for steel and timber-steel hybrid schemes within the UK.