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12Apr91 UK: SOUTHPORT WINTER GARDENS SET FOR SELL-OFF AFTER ATTEMPTS TO FIND NEW CONTRACTOR ARE ABANDONED.

The troubled £40 million Winter Gardens project in Southport, Lancashire, is to be sold off even though it is only one-third complete.Efforts to find another contractor to finish the work have now been abandoned and administrative receiver Ernst Young has ditched plans to reorganise developer next surge to attract a buyer.Now Ernst Young has asked agent Hillier Parker to invite offers for the 6 ha site, which is described as 'suitable for retail and leisure or other use.'David ...

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