Council steps-in to save sites hit by Woodhead collapse

Bolsover District Council is taking over a number of sites where Woodhead was main contractor as part of its £36m Bolsover Homes building programme.

The council is planning to keep site teams and subcontractors together and take over management of the jobs.

Woodhead had been working on the scheme for two-years with another two set to run under the deal to deliver more then 400 homes.

Council Leader, Steve Fritchley said, “The key thing for me was to keep our building program going to ensure we deliver what we said we would.

“We have therefore employed the current site managers were appropriate and are talking to the subcontractors to ensure they are fully engaged to make sure the projects continue.

“Once we learned the contractor was to cease trading we took swift and decisive action to ensure our assets were protected and we could continue to deliver what we had set out to do.

“I am a big believer in the Council being in control of its own destiny so we are putting into place plans to ensure we have more control of our future residential and commercial projects.”

Woodhead is set to be placed in voluntary liquidation imminently after ceasing trading last week and making most of its staff redundant.

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