New contractor to replace Henry in west London


A new building contractor is set to take over at least five construction sites in west London previously under management of Henry Construction. 

Logo credit: Henry Construction.

Ealing Council confirmed it will soon enter a period of re-procurement for several sites across the borough where the £400 million turnover tower builder had been appointed before it fell into administration last month. 

New housing schemes had been underway at Dean Gardens, Chesterton and Evesham Close, Norwood Road, Shackleton Road, and Wood End Library, it is understood.  

However, since its collapse in June, the council has terminated existing contracts with Henry and secured the construction sites, according to Harrow Online. 

Next, the local authority plans to re-procure the remaining works, with a timeline for delivery due to be published thereafter.  

Ealing Council is talking to its lawyers about finding a new contractor to complete the housing schemes left by Henry. “We have engaged with our legal advisors to help secure a different contractor to bring these schemes to completion,” the council told Harrow Online. 

Henry Construction filed for administration on 8 June, amid a string of legal claims. 

FRP Advisory, the corporate restructuring firm appointed as joint administrators of Henry, confirmed shortly after 40 members of staff had been made redundant. 

Some former employees approached employment law experts, Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers, to determine if they could claim for a Protective Award – or compensation by employment tribunal.     

FRP has since been assessing the position of Henry’s business, including its assets and liabilities, with advice from sector professionals.    

Henry has now stopped trading altogether.  

It is understood it had around 30 live projects when it went under.  

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is Ealing Council’s funding partner, it is also understood. 

An Ealing Council spokesperson said: “The council is working to re-procure the remaining works, but our initial focus has been on ensuring the safety and security of the sites. Then we will enter into a period of re-procurement. Once the sites are secured, and the re-procurement process is finalised, we will publish our timescales on the works remaining for these sites.” 

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