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16Aug91 UK: SHIRES SHOPPING CENTRE SUBCONTRACTORS IN LEICESTER ACCUSE LAING OF WITHHOLDING PAYMENTS.

By Brian WarnerThe prestigious £60 million Shires shopping centre in Leicester has been rocked by allegations of late payment.Subcontractors accuse management contractor Laing of withholding payments running into hundreds of thousands of pounds.They also claim they have been the victims of cost overruns and 'numerous design changes'.Of 12 subbies contacted by Construction News, five said they had experienced serious payment problems, five would not comment, and two said they had ...

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