Prescot Town Hall Development Delayed as Contractors Go into Administration

By on Friday, July 5, 2013

town_hall_refurbished_fusilierWork on the new town hall will be delayed by up to two months, Prescot Town Council announced today.

Work was due to begin in late June on the large-scale refurbishment of what was the Fusilier pub, on the junction of St Helens Road and High Street in the town centre. Plans include a brand new facade, improved car parking and disabled access, offices, a council chamber, and flexible function and conference space.

The redevelopment will go ahead, but completion will be later than January 2013, the original projected date.

Town Clerk Daniel Wilson issued the following statement on behalf of the council:

The development of the New Prescot Town Hall has unfortunately been delayed. Following a tender process the Town Council provisionally appointed a contractor. Project start and completion dates were agreed subject to satisfaction of conditions. The Town Council regret to announce that as of 4th of July 2013 the appointed contractor for the Town Hall has entered into administration. The Town Council have not incurred any costs as a result of this and will begin negotiations with another contractor from the tender process. Unfortunately this is likely to delay the project start and completion by up to two months.

Photo: How the new Prescot Town Hall is expected to look

Update (9/7/13): Prescot Online can confirm the company in question is Whittaker (Huyton), Ltd, aka Whittaker Building Contractors, which went into administration last week.

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