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Leeds builder closed down

Leeds-based builder Irwins has been closed down with the loss of 56 jobs.

Mark Firmin and Howard Smith of KPMG were appointed joint administrators on 23 November and have said they will be winding up the business.

The company, based at Low Hall Road, Horsforth, posted turnover of £24.3 million in the 12 months to 31 March 2009.

The administrators will be winding up the business and have had to make 56 employees redundant.

Mr Firmin said: “Irwins suffered a significant drop in turnover over recent months as a large proportion of its work related to public sector projects.

“Given the limited order book of the business, a sale was not a viable option and the company has had to be closed.”

Irwins had live contracts at 13 sites in Yorkshire at the time of the administrators’ appointment:

  • The University of York, York
  • Lambert Memorial Hospital, Thirsk
  • Saxton C of E Primary School, Tadcaster
  • Nostell Priory, Wakefield
  • Hucklow Primary School, Sheffield
  • Valley Park Children’s Centre, Sheffield,
  • Windmill Primary School, Leeds
  • Badsworth J&I Primary School, Badsworth
  • Travellers Rest, East Keswick
  • St John the Baptist CE School, Mexborough,
  • St Peter’s CE School, Sheffield
  • Parson Cross CE School, Sheffield
  • St Josephs School, Moorthorpe

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