After order spike, Glasgow Covid-safe building advisor Xburo opens London office


XBURO, a Scottish consultant in mechanical and electrical engineering, has announced a significant expansion into southern England, including the opening of a new London office.

The Glasgow-based business has also announced that it is undertaking a recruitment campaign during the coronavirus crisis to meet rising demand.

Eight major projects for the NHS, including the Covid 19 research facility at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Gartnavel Hospital and NHS Lothian’s Western General Infrastructure Works Programme, are among the 55 contracts XBuro has taken on since March.

XBuro UK provided 500,000 square feet of healthcare projects across the UK in 2019, and since the pandemic began, the company has supplied 750,000 square feet of healthcare projects.

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“Michael Gribben, who co-founded XBuro UK in 2018 with fellow managing director Thomas Brady, said, “A number of projects were postponed at the start of the initial lockdown, so there was some confusion.

But we received a huge influx of inquiries very quickly, particularly from the healthcare sector. The demand has, ever since, remained consistently strong. In a much larger effort, we are grateful to have been able to play a small role by helping deliver crucial public health programs during the time of need in our country.

We have also delivered several private sector projects during this period and are pleased to be known now as a trusted partner to developers and fund managers around the UK. As our credibility increases, our performance rate in pitches continues to increase. In the past year, XBuro performed condition inspections on more than seven million square meters of private and public sector properties. By the end of 2020, the number is projected to rise to 12 million square feet. Other project wins in the public sector include appointment as a quality monitor for North Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire schools, and defense sector projects.


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