An organisation attempting to build luxury apartments and “affordable housing” in West Oxford admitted its plans have been shredded by its contractor’s bankruptcy.
A2Dominion – exempt from the Freedom of Information Act, intended Gibbs Crescent to be a leading light in Oxford City Council’s plan to “regenerate West Oxford”.
But A2Dominion’s plans have gone up in smoke.
A local INQ resident said that she had been assured the site is secured. We contacted A2D but the organisation had not responded at press time.
However, a local received this:
Dear Local Resident
Works at Gibbs Crescent
Unfortunately our Contractor at Gibbs Crescent, Henry Construction, have gone into administration. This happened quickly and quite unexpectedly, resulting in the necessary closure of the site, until a full assessment of the situation can be made.
We have made arrangements for security to be on site 24 hours a day, along with remotely monitored CCTV, in order to keep the site and surroundings secure.
No agreement has been made yet on how we will progress and when works will restart, but as soon as I have definite information for you I will let you know.
In the meantime we are working with the Administrators for Henry Construction to allow them access to remove equipment from the site.
|Lynn Lovelock • Project Manager|