LAING O'Rourke is still at loggerheads with the developer on a scheme in Liverpool it accuses of owing it millions.
Group finance director Dennis Johnson has already had two meetings with Windsor Developments, the latest taking place last week.
But insiders said no deal has been brokered to sort out the impasse at the Baltic Triangle residential scheme in Liverpool which saw the firm down tools at the beginning of the month.
Some had put the amount owed at around £14 million but one insider said the true figure was nearer £10 million.
The source added: 'The intention is still to come off unless they come up with the cash.
'They have the legal set-up to ensure they get their money. No-one is going to let that sort of money go down the Suwannee.'
O'Rourke is understood to have a clause in its contract that allows it to claim part of the scheme if it is not getting paid. But a source at the developer said Laing O'Rourke had begun work without signing a final contract. He said: 'The work's been done under a precontract. The final contract has still to be agreed.'
A spokesman for Windsor, which is based in Liverpool, said: 'We are hoping to get to an agreement.'
The £50 million project features flats ranging in price from £250,000 to £1 million.