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Specialist falls into administration after Forrest collapse

Building services and maintenance specialist Proline, which had 100 employees, has gone into administration after working on projects for collapsed contractor Forrest.

Managing director of the Manchester-based firm Michael Fraser (pictured) told Construction News that the firm was owed around £2m.

Of the 100 employees, 22 were apprentices.

All but three engineers and two administrators have been made redundant, Mr Fraser said.

Mr Fraser added that after building the company up for 11 years he will be using the same name in future in the maintenance sector but he said “I don’t want to do those-size jobs again, I don’t want to be in this situation again.”

Forrest entered administration earlier this month despite the sale of its refurbishment and energy divisions to Engie Regeneration.

The news came after it failed to secure refinancing for the main business after suffering losses on a number of problem contracts.

Proline had been working on X1 Developments’ Gateway project in Manchester with Forrest among others. Earlier this month, X1 Developments announced that it had cut ties with Forrest on The Gateway.

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