Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.32 - Manufacture of bricks, tiles and construction products, in baked clay

225 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Forterra, the British brick and concrete block maker has announced restructuring plans which will lead to 225 redundancies at its concrete products facilities, particularly affecting workers at its site in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England.

A statement by the company said that the job cuts are made in anticipation of the long term impact of the coronavirus crisis on the UK construction sector. Britain’s largest brick maker, Ibstock Brick has also announced job cuts.

Forterra is the UK’s second largest brick manufacturer, with nine brick factories. The company is currently developing Europe’s biggest brick factory in Desford, west Leicestershire, which is expected to open in 2022.



Eurofound (2020), Forterra, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101258, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101258.