We understand unexpected labour and material cost increases have impacted their ability to deliver the new schemes. Ealing Council deeply values our suppliers and others affected by Henry Construction entering administration.
The council contracted Henry Construction to build new homes at Shackleton Road, Dean Gardens, Chesterton and Evesham Close, Wood End Library and Norwood Road. While these schemes will experience delays, the homes will be built.
We are committed to delivering new and affordable homes across the borough. While this outcome is disappointing for all parties, we will find a new contractor.
Therefore, we have terminated the existing building contracts with Henry Construction and secured the sites.
We have engaged with our legal advisors to help secure a different contractor to bring these schemes to completion. Some of the financial impact to the council will be offset by insurances we have in place and there will regrettably be a delay to the completion of the new homes.
We work closely with the GLA (Greater London Authority) as our funding partner for new genuinely affordable homes and have kept them fully informed as the situation has developed.
We will continue to provide updates on the administration proceedings, and we remain committed to transparency throughout the process. We value the understanding and patience of all those affected by this situation, and we remain committed to transparency throughout the process.