Jobs lost as Shropshire developer Hawk Developments goes into liquidation

Shropshire developer Hawk Developments has gone into liquidation, it has emerged.

Hawk Developments had started work on a £4 million housing development of 27 energy efficient homes in Prees at the beginning of the year
Hawk Developments had started work on a £4 million housing development of 27 energy efficient homes in Prees at the beginning of the year

The Wem-based company has been dissolved, resulting in the loss of 29 jobs.

Mike Kienlen and Daryl Warwick of Armstrong Watson LLP have been appointed joint liquidators.

Mr Warwick, restructuring and insolvency partner, said: "I can confirm that Hawk Developments (UK) Ltd was placed into Creditors Voluntary Liquidation on June 15, 2022.

"I can also confirm that the company had ceased trading prior to our involvement and that all 29 employees of the company had been made redundant at the end of May 2022."

Hawk Developments had started work on a £4 million community-led rural housing development of 27 energy efficient homes in Prees at the beginning of the year.

The homes in Whitchurch Road came about through a partnership between local residents, The Wrekin Housing Group, Shropshire Council and Press Parish Council.

A spokesperson for The Wrekin Housing Group said: “The Wrekin Housing Group remain committed to delivering affordable, community-led housing at the Whitchurch Road site in Prees.

"We are currently undertaking a re-tendering process to appoint a new developer, and we are confident that work on site can resume soon. We will continue to keep all partners up to the date as things progress.”

Shropshire Council added: "While we are very sad to see a local company go into liquidation, we anticipate that The Wrekin Housing Group will be able to bring in another construction company to complete the build. The Prees Housing scheme will still get completed to the agreed specification, albeit a little later than planned."

No one from Hawk Developments was available to comment and its website has been taken down.

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