Demolition of landmark Perkins Engines building

The demolition of Perkins

The demolition of Perkins

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A major engineering company has just completed the demolition of a prominent office block in the centre of Peterborough.

Bosses of Perkins Engines, in Eastern Industry, have decided to vacate their five storey office block near the Frank Perkins Parkway.

The start of the demolition of Perkins

The start of the demolition of Perkins

Demolition began about four weeks ago and the work to level the building has just been completed.

Bosses say that getting rid of the office block will not mean any job losses among the 3,000 workforce.

A company spokeswoman said: “To better align our business to meet and exceed global customer requirements, a number of improvements have, over the past couple of years, been undertaken at the manufacturing site in Peterborough.

“These improvements initially focused on the manufacturing facility, which is now classed as a ‘centre of excellence’ for our latest range of diesel engines, and more latterly, on our on-site office requirements.

She said: “We have recently taken the opportunity to consolidate our office space and improve the use of existing facilities across the Eastfield site.

“The works have focused on enhancing employees working conditions and we continue to review options for improving the experience for customers visiting the site.

“As part of this work Perkins made the decision to vacate the five storey office building, which is visible from Frank Perkins Parkway.

“Work to demolish the building, which had reached the end of its useful life, was completed over four weeks.

“In order to recycle the materials from the building, a gradual tear-down process has been implemented.

She added: “As one of the world’s leading suppliers of off-highway diesel and gas engines in the industry, our engines are manufactured across four continents – Europe, China, North and South America. We remain committed to delivering the service our customers expect and deserve.