Galliford Try agrees sale of Rock and Alluvium to Van Elle

Topic Rock and Alluvium

Date 26 Oct 2023

Galliford Try announces that it has reached agreement for the sale of its specialist piling business Rock & Alluvium Limited, to ground engineering contractor Van Elle.

Rock & Alluvium was established in 1963 and became part of Galliford Try in 1989. Since then, it has grown a reputation as a leading provider of piling solutions in the building and civil engineering sectors.

Under the deal, Van Elle will purchase the entire business and operations of Rock & Alluvium, under the leadership of Darren Brockett, Managing Director.

The Group also announces it has entered into a five-year Trading Agreement under which Van Elle will provide piling and geotechnical services to the company, enabling a strategic relationship which will allow for greater collaboration and innovation to deliver for Galliford Try’s clients.

Bill Hocking, Chief Executive of Galliford Try, said: “Rock & Alluvium has formed an important part of our Group for the past 34 years, and made a notable contribution to some high profile and complex schemes since that time.

“Van Elle is a well-respected contractor within the piling industry and its ownership of Rock & Alluvium will allow the business to grow. We thank the team at Rock & Alluvium and look forward to furthering our relationship with Van Elle to bring benefit for all our stakeholders.”