Jobs lost as architectural firm enters administration

A Brighouse-based architectural firm has entered administration, resulting in 74 job losses.

Adrian Berry and Clare Boardman, partners at Deloitte LLP, were appointed joint administrators of HW Architectural last week.

The business designs, manufactures and installs aluminium frame window systems and curtain walling for supply into the construction industry and is based in Brighouse, employing 82 people.

Due to the contractual nature of the business, the administrators do not anticipate a sale of the business is possible and therefore the business unfortunately will cease trading with immediate effect, resulting in 74 of the company’s employee being made redundant.

Adrian Berry said: “HW Architectural incurred significant losses on a large and challenging contract in 2018 and had subsequently seen delays in order intake arising from challenging market conditions. This combination was too much for the business to withstand, and the directors were left with no other option than to appoint administrators to the business.”