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Carillion finally back on site of Wales' tallest apartment tower

Carillion will today start back on site at Wales’ tallest residential tower, almost three months after abandoning the project in a row over payment.

A spokesman for developer Earthquake confirmed contracts for the £70 million Meridian Quay tower were signed late on Friday evening and that workers would be on site today to start rebuilding the project office.

Chris Hope, a senior partner with main selling agent Dawsons, said management would also be down on site this week ensuring it met health and safety standards prior to construction work recommencing.

While Carillion may restart work on internal fittings in the coming days, it is unlikely any work will start on the external of the tower until next week – after scaffolding has been re-erected.

The construction giant has fought off fierce competition from rival Opco Construction to win back its job. Opco was looking to swoop in on the high profile Swansea tower after Carillion walked off site on 3 April.

Mr Hope said, according to the contract, the first 17 floors of the 29-storey building would be completed by the first week of September. The rest of the tower should be handed over by late October.