Contractors begin work on delayed Hillcrest development in Dundee

George Martin Builders have taken over the building work at Hillcrest’s delayed development on Dundee’s Seagate.

Contractors begin work on delayed Hillcrest development in Dundee

Image courtesy of Dundee architects James Paul Associates

A spokesman for Hillcrest confirmed it had “parted ways” with the original developer Seagate Ltd and had retendered work for the 28-home, £3.5 million development.

Work on the site began back in 2018, led by Seagate Ltd and Invertay Homes as the contractors. The new homes were due to be completed by summer last year.

Despite COVID-19 playing a part in the delay of the project, in November 2019 Dundee City Council revoked a traffic order for the development due to construction delays.

A spokesman for Hillcrest told The Evening Telegraph: “We’ve parted ways with Seagate and have retendered ourself. We now have George Martin Builders undertaking the project.

“The Invertay Homes’ contract was with our appointed developer, Seagate Ltd and not with us, and we had no direct relationship with Invertay. As a result, any contractual issues regarding Invertay Homes was the responsibility of Seagate Ltd.

“In accordance with the Development Agreement, the contract with Seagate Ltd was terminated and the works retendered.

“A new contractor is now in place and work has already re-commenced on-site. We are working closely with the contractor to produce a new schedule for completion of the works.”

The homes are being built opposite Seagate bus station in a site that has lain empty since 2014. The block, which remains covered in scaffolding, will also have space for a retail unit on the ground floor.

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