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Vinci is a French construction and concessions company. Vinci was formerly called Société Générale d’Enterprises. There are over 179,000 employees working at Vinci and it is the largest construction company in the world by revenue.
Vinci Construction UK is a national construction and facilities company. Vinci Construction UK is a national civil engineering, construction and facilities company and is the largest UK subsidiary of Vinci. Vinci is listed at Euronext’s Paris stock exchange and is a member of the CAC 40 index. Its head office is in Rueil-Malmaison.
At local level Vinci Construction’s regional teams operates throughout the UK, offering a fully-integrated service. Vinci Construction offers our customers unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise. The construction company has strong working relationships with other Vinci companies and subsidiaries in the UK, all of which are leaders in their field. Therefore, Vinci has been able to leverage ideas, skills and entrepreneurial flair to deliver top quality work in all sectors.
Vinci Construction UK has a history of over 90 years in the UK and has delivered some of the country’s landmark structures and buildings.
John Stanion, Chairman and Chief Executive at Vinci PLC said, “Our people have a passion for what they do, both in support of our business and in pursuit of their own personal career goals. This is what enables us to attract and retain the very best the industry has to offer. The result is a highly dedicated and skilled team of individuals that gives the company its vitality and ‘can-do’ attitude”.
As part of a world leader, Vinci has the strength to maintain its course and continue to make things happen on budget and on time. In a period of global uncertainty, this strength and dependability sets Vinci apart from the rest.
Vinci Construction ensures that the clients have direct access to the people running their project, and the team responsible for its delivery. This helps Vinci crea
te working relationships based on dialogue, collaboration and trust.
Andrew Ridley-Barker, Managing Director, Vinci Construction UK said, “We expect our employees to achieve the highest standards of professionalism in all they do and we undertake to treat them fairly and with the courtesy and respect they deserve”. The policy of the Group is that all applicants for employment and existing employees shall be given equal opportunities in all areas of employment. Vinci PLC offers substantial scope for personal development in support of both the goals of the business and individual career aspirations.
John Stanion added, “Our consultants and engineers are experts in all aspects of environmental sustainability including energy efficiency, ecology and waste management. They constantly seek to introduce environmentally sustainable solutions to the construction process”. In fact, Vinci’s Technology Centre is the largest in Europe to supply practical and technical support to the construction industry.
Vinci Construction rewards and encourages innovation across the business through Vinci’s Innovation Awards program. By sharing the latest thinking and technologies, they continually strive to add value by doing things differently.
The DLR Three Car Capacity Enhancement project specified extensive strengthening works to original concrete and steel viaduct structures. Working closely with Gifford, Vinci used strain-gauging to determine actual, rather than theoretical, stresses at the bid stage. This process enabled them to show that the residual life of the existing structures was greater than originally thought. It also reduced the extent of the strengthening works, provided significant cost savings, and helped to mitigate the environmental noise impact of the contract.
Vinci manages complex projects within live airport environments. Over the years Vinci has built up strong working partnerships with the world’s leading airport operators. Vinci understands the complex challenges of the modern airport environment, and this enables them to bring certainty and professionalism to all aspects of airport development and maintenance.
Vinci also has its presence in construction, upgrade and refurbishment. Vinci undertakes small to medium sized upgrade and refurbishment contracts throughout the UK at the same time as constructing multi-million pound landmark structures that feature prominently in some of the UK’s major towns and cities.
The rail and underground projects are a milestone for Vinci Construction. The company has a long history of working in rail environments. Over the years Vinci has developed, upgraded and refurbished some of the most iconic rail and underground stations in the UK. Vinci is a market leader in station redevelopment and capacity enhancement, and it adepts at managing the design process to ensure customers’ needs and expectations are met.
Through its early involvement in road projects, Vinci has been able to provide expert construction and sustainability advice. This enables the company to minimize the whole-life costs and environmental impacts associated with operating motorway and trunk-road infrastructure.