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Coalway Building Services enters administration

Wolverhampton-based mechanical and electrical contractor Coalway Building Services has entered administration.

Joint administrators Ian Gould and Christopher Kim Rayment of BDO in Birmingham were appointed to Coalway on 28 January.

The M&E contractor was founded in 1992 by company directors Harley and Carol Chamberlain.

According to its website, the firm specialises in mechanical and electrical installations to residential, health and education buildings in the West Midlands with 18 management staff and 80 work operatives.

It has worked with main contractors including Bullock Construction, Seddon, Thomas Vale, Vinci and Wates.

Coalway was subcontracted by Cameron Black for the ongoing refurbishment of government offices at 53 Parliament in London, according to construction industry analysts Glenigan.

In January, Construction News revealed Cameron Black had entered administration after closing its sites at the start of the month.

For the year ended 31 March 2013, Coalway reported a pre-tax profit of £67,931 on a turnover of £7.9m.

In the accompanying report, the directors said the firm made a “modest but hard-earned profit” in 2012/13.

They said it would “hopefully be the start of a period of improved performance” but warned against taking “signs of recovery for granted at this early stage”.

At 31 March 2013 Coalway had two additional directors, Clive Wheawall and Steve Ulfig.

The directorship of Mr Wheawall was terminated on 1 November 2013, followed by Mr Ulfig on 4 December 2013, according to documents filed with Companies House.

Coalway Building Services has been contacted for comment.

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