We have today announced that we will be taking over a number of building contracts after the contractor we used went into administration.
Woodhead Construction, announced on Thursday 15 September 2022 that they were ceasing trading, putting contracts like our Bolsover Homes scheme at risk.
But we stepped in and took the decision to continue to deliver both the live projects and any projects that are planned, without delay.
We are currently investing £36million in building new Council properties including current sites at Langwith and Shirebrook and are working in partnership with Elmton-with-Creswell Parish Council on the new Heritage and Wellbeing Centre and can confirm all projects will continue as planned.
Council Leader, Steve Fritchley said, “The key thing for me was to keep our building program going to ensure we deliver what we said we would. We have therefore employed the current site managers were appropriate and are talking to the sub-contractors to ensure they are fully engaged to make sure the projects continue.
“Once we learned the contractor was to cease trading we took swift and decisive action to ensure our assets were protected and we could continue to deliver what we had set out to do.
“I am a big believer in the Council being in control of its own destiny so we are putting into place plans to ensure we have more control of our future residential and commercial projects.”