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Major building firm's collapse puts gov projects in peril

Major building firm's collapse puts gov projects in peril

Wednesday 01 March 2023

Major building firm's collapse puts gov projects in peril

Wednesday 01 March 2023

The government has been forced to rethink how it will deliver "a number" of major construction projects - including a £3m upgrade to sports facilities - after one of the island’s biggest building firms went bust.

66-year-old Camerons ceased trading with immediate effect yesterday, telling customers in a letter that the business had been floored by covid and Brexit’s effect on materials, labour and costs.

The firm had been responsible for Andium Homes’ redevelopment of Ann Court, where 85 more homes are due to be built. 

Economic Development Minister Kirsten Morel confirmed today that the social housing provider had “made preparations” for the loss of its building partner and had “already engaged with another local contractor” to cover its projects. Government had not, and "will now reassess" how to deliver "a number" of upcoming projects that Camerons had been due to work on, he said.

He did not state how many had been affected in total, but confirmed that the £3m expansion of Oakfield sports centre and the new firing range for the States of Jersey Police were among them. Express has asked for the full list.


Pictured: Approved plans to redevelop Oakfield sports centre.

Deputy Morel said it was “sad” to see the decline of Camerons, which had been a trusted contractor  for the Government of Jersey for many years, managing and co-ordinating key construction projects on our behalf.” 

He said his thoughts were “with the employees and their families, who will be facing immediate uncertainty” - but said he expected “new employment opportunities to emerge very quickly given the level of demand in today’s construction sector”.

"Customer and Local Services officers are available to support Camerons' staff and ensure that they have the help and guidance they need to understand all of the financial and employment support that will be made available at this difficult time," Deputy Morel added.

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Major building contractor Camerons stops trading with immediate effect

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Posted by Martin on
The end of Cameron,s IS a very sad event but will NOT affect the construction of our proposed new hospital as I believe the proposed builder has not yet been born!

This should work out concurrent with Gov pace on this project?
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