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NHS Nightingale hospitals in Manchester and Jersey were built with the help of this civil engineering company. It had begun work on a £350m mixed-use development in Edinburgh when chief executive Paul Hamer, 51, closed down non-essential sites in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Robert McAlpine, once an apprentice bricklayer, founded the family-owned firm in Scotland in 1869. It built Wembley stadium in 1922, while more recent landmark projects include the Olympic stadium in east London and the new retractable roof on Wimbledon’s No 1 Court.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank87
CompanySir Robert McAlpine
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationHemel Hempstead
Sales £m871
Profit £m31
Year endOct 18
Principal shareholdersMcAlpine family (100%)
Staff2,182
Founded1869
Websitewww.srm.com

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