UnitBirwelco would like to update you on our situation with COVID-19 and let you know that we are currently operating with some of our staff working from home.

We are continually reviewing and monitoring the supply chain and will continue to supply the high quality products and services that we are best known for. 

We are available for any immediate work that is needed and can design, engineer and manufacture heavy engineering projects as well as any fabrication or other work that is needed and within our capabilities.

Staff across our 3 divisions, Unit Superheater Engineering Ltd , Birwelco Ltd and Unit Engineers and Constructors Ltd have been affected in different ways – some are working from home where possible, and our team across our three sites remain contactable should you require any further information. 

We are taking serious safety precautions for those still in the office and making sure we adhere to social distancing by:

  • distancing desks, 
  • staggering break times, 
  • only allowing a certain number of people into break rooms at any time, 
  • propping open all doors (bar fire doors) to avoid any transferal of germs,
  • we are also cleaning the most used areas as frequently as we can, including kitchens, clocking in machines, break rooms etc.

Unfortunately, having furloughed a number of staff from Unit Engineers and Constructors Ltd. due to the downturn in work, we have now found ourselves with no visibility of when work will return to previous levels. 

In order to protect the business and to ensure we are positioned to support our customers when the workload returns, we have placed a number of roles at UECL at risk of redundancy. We sincerely hope that we are able to halt the process and that work levels return prior to the process being concluded. 

The Management team are meeting daily through video and constantly updating our practices with new information from Government, therefore we will continually update you via our social media, this page on our website or via e-mail where possible.

We would like to thank our staff, customers and suppliers for their support during this challenging time and we urge you to stay safe.

If you have any questions, please contact any of our offices, details can be found here 



Visitors are welcome at all our sites by pre-arranged appointment only. We will not be allowing unannounced visitors to visit our sites in order to protect the safety of our staff. If you have an arranged meeting with someone on site, you will be advised to follow our health and safety procedures once on site (a health questionnaire & a temperature test) . If you do not comply with these health and safety procedures, you will not be allowed on site.  

Any member of staff has the right to cancel any meetings on arrival if they feel their health is at risk.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the health and safety of our workforce is our priority.

Be Safe

For specific information or guidance on the Coronavirus please visit the government website below.