Councils fear Swansea construction giant’s collapse  could be ‘Welsh Carillion’

websiteLocalGov new has reported on how the collapse of Dawnus Construction could be a ‘Welsh Carillion’.

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LocalGov writes:

The £170m-turnover company hit the headlines earlier this week after workers abandoned diggers in Manchester amid claims they had not been paid. Work on Swansea’s £12m Kingsway redevelopment has also ground to a halt amid fears the company could be the ‘Welsh Carillion’ – referring to the giant construction company that went bust early last year.

Dawnus Construction has operations in Birmingham, Exeter, Thatcham and Warrington as well as overseas. Its £12m Kingsway redevelopment in Swansea has been halted while it is thought three school building projects in Powys could also be delayed…

According to its latest accounts for the year to 31 December 2017 the company’s turnover fell to £170.2m from £196.8m during the period…

Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart was reported saying Dawnus’ collapse was ‘sad news for staff and its sub-contractors’. He said: ‘The council is today taking control of the site which had been vacated…’

A spokesperson for the Manchester-Salford Inner Relief Road scheme, which is being carried out jointly by Manchester and Salford city councils, said the councils were seeking urgent clarification of the situation…’

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