This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Merger of group members aimed at driving growth

03 July 2017

Fourfront Group has announced the merging of its Area Sq design and build and Cube fit-out contractor companies, which will now be jointly known as Area.

Gary Chandler, who was previously Area Sq Regions managing director, has been appointed chief executive officer of the newly-formed company.

Speaking exclusively to PFM at the official launch of Area last week, Mr Chandler said the merger is designed to create a more straightforward business model and open opportunities for further growth.

"Completing PQQs was becoming something of a chore and a little confusing with two identities, but it will now be much easier with one company," he said.

With a turnover in excess of £150m, the move has also resulted in increased opportunities for Area to bid for larger contracts, he continued, which has been something of a developing trend in recent years.

The group has increased its turnover by 80% over the last three years and the merger is seen as providing the potential to deliver more increases.

Area provides services ranging from design and build to detail and build aimed at end users, landlords and professional teams.

Mr Chandler said the merger will "enable us to be more agile and aligned to our clients and their requirements.

"With the creation Area, we are bringing together expertise, market knowledge and skills to create a platform for delivering excellence."

He further stated that no redundancies were planned as a result of the merger, as the emphasis of the move is delivering further growth.

Mr Chandler has formed a new executive leadership team with Traditional and Detail and Build divisions managing director Trevor Hall, Area London and Landlord division managing director Sion Davies, operations director Lee Marple and group design director James Geekie.

Fourfront Group founder and chief executive officer Clive Lucking, who formed the group in 2000, will continue in his role.

Print this page | E-mail this page


Article image Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the rubbish for general collection.Full Story...

Article image Companies sign up to employ ex-offenders

More than 120 businesses have recently registered to work with prisons to provide employment options for offenders.Full Story...

Carel Group acquires 100% of Hygromatik GMBH

Legionella failings result in substantial fine and updated water management processes

Total Solutions MD Sharmin Akter at the Facilities Show 2018