PDC Scaffolding and Kopa Scaffolding Announce Strategic Merger


PDC Scaffolding, a company known for its reactive works and contributions to social housing, has announced the successful completion of its merger with London-based Kopa Scaffolding.

The deal is anticipated to generate 25 new local jobs and significantly expand the operations of both companies. The newly formed Kopa Group will operate from a large yard in Romford and an additional depot in Horsham. This move is expected to enhance their service offerings and reach.

Kopa Scaffolding, a familiar name in Brighton and London, is recognised for its scalable, tailored scaffolding solutions for commercial and residential projects. Kopa Group, its parent company, has diversified interests in construction, real estate, and finance.

Paul Casey, the managing director of PDC Scaffolding, will assume the role of MD for the combined PDC and Kopa Scaffolding group. Casey expressed his enthusiasm about the merger, stating, “PDC’s expertise in reactive works and social housing complements Kopa’s focus on social and new build housing. We’re looking forward to pooling our knowledge and working together – and growing our team with dozens of new roles to boost the local economy. This is the start of a really exciting new chapter and we’re excited about what’s to come.”

Reece MacLaren and Alistair McPherson, owners of Kopa, also shared their optimism. “We welcome the news of our merger with PDC and look forward to working closely with Paul and all the PDC team. Their values and vision as a company align very closely with ours, so this was a natural step for us. We’re eager to get started and look forward to growing our collective brand,” they stated.

With over three decades of industry experience, PDC has supported thousands of projects, partnering with major clients like Morgan Sindall Property Services, ARC Group, Axis Europe, Michael Brady Ltd, Chartway Group, and Breyer Group. PDC has been certified carbon neutral since 2022 and has implemented several eco-friendly practices. The company is also a strong advocate for mental health support within the construction industry, aiming to end stigma and encourage workers to seek help.

“Although there’ll be more of us following the merger, our values as a business won’t change,” Casey reassured. “We’ll continue to champion sustainability and work hard to provide a fun, supportive workplace for our bigger team. Our projections indicate that our combined turnover will more than double, allowing us to create more local jobs and help create a thriving economy in our local area.”

This merger marks a significant milestone for both companies, promising growth, sustainability, and a positive impact on the local economy.