Local firm caught in States work dispute
Wednesday 27th February 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
THE nominated contractor for a new Guernsey mental health and wellbeing centre has denied owing more than £300,000 to a sub-contractor on another States project.
States members will be asked today to give the go-ahead for the £24m. facility to replace the Castel Hospital and approve Harbour View Construction as the main contractor.
But Building & Technical Services (CI) Ltd, which sub-contracted for Harbour View on work at the former St Peter Port School site, claims the outstanding sum has left it on the verge of bankruptcy.
‘The late and non-payment of this contract has brought BTS to the point of collapse and, as a consequence, has not been able to settle its debts with many suppliers,’ said director David Mabbs.
Harbour View commercial manager Mark Farey denied his company owed the money, but said there was a contractual dispute.
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