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Fly-blown site raises a big stink

A FLAGSHIP development in west London has been hit by claims that disgruntled workers are burying rotten food in walls and stinking out the site.

The £200 million Imperial Wharf scheme is being built in Fulham and will feature more than 1,500 homes, a hotel, offices and restaurants.

But parts of the job on the banks of the River Thames, being built by developer St George, are believed to have been targeted by unhappy building workers.

One source said: 'It has been discussed at great length that rubbish and rotten food is being deliberately left in the walls and ceilings.The smell is totally overpowering, with many operatives refusing to work in the buildings.'

He said the stench had been compounded by the hot weather of the past few weeks.

Another insider said: 'St George has removed some walls and ceilings but the flies are everywhere.'

He said the problem had got so bad some had dubbed the site 'Bluebottle Wharf '. St George declined to comment.