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Gang Members Turn Builders as U.K. Developers Face Worker Crisis

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Gang Members Turn Builders Amid U.K. Worker Shortage

As a teenager, Yasar Ugur spent his time hanging about on east London streets getting into gang fights. Now he’s up before dawn to work on a construction site after a Berkeley Group Holdings Plc project gave him a fresh start.

“This has got a future,” said Ugur, who is now 21 and a trainee site manager for London’s biggest homebuilder. “I’m still young and this is the way I’m going to progress in life.”