Another shock hammered the construction industry today when four of construction giant Hewlett's subsidiaries, including Hewlett Civil Engineering, went into administration threatening 300 jobs.
Construction union Ucatt described the news about the Leeds-based firm - which is working on the £600 million redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station - as a "fresh blow."
Acting Ucatt Yorkshire secretary Rob Morris said: "We had hoped to have seen the end of the closure of longstanding companies and that the industry was beginning to turn the corner.
"Sadly, this is not the case."
The four offshoots of the group, founded in 1987, now in administration are Hewlett Civil Engineering, Hewlett Rail, Hewlett Plant Hire and Portford Homes.
Ucatt is asking members at the company to contact its Yorkshire regional office on (01132) 640-211 to ensure they receive everything they are legally entitled to.
Administrator BDO said no redundancies had been announced at this stage.
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