Jobs lost as £83m turnover construction contractor falls into administration

Hull-based PDR Construction has gone into administration, with all staff made redundant.

The firm, which had employed 115 workers, was a long-established privately owned main contractor but fell foul of difficult marketing conditions.

Philip Deyes, Sean Williams and Andrew Poxon, of Leonard Curtis Business Rescue & Recovery, were appointed Joint Administrators on 11 January.

Deyes said: “The company has experienced challenging market conditions including the timely delivery of a number of recent projects, resource issues within the sector principally as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and contractual disputes with private clients including a recent significant lost adjudication.

“New work opportunities have been delayed as a result of the uncertainty in the economic and political environment causing a significant fall in turnover.

“The company had fallen behind with payments to its creditors and sub-contractor supply chain, culminating in a winding up petition being served on the company on 4 January.’’

The Joint Administrators will be seeking expressions of interest for the sale of the construction contracts ledger, including active and completed sites where applications for payment and/or retention balances remain outstanding.

As part of this sales process, the Joint Administrators will liaise with relevant JCT Contracted Employers in relation to all part completed sites.

An additional marketing exercise will be undertaken by the Joint Administrators seeking buyers for separate land property assets owned by the company.