Red Sky construction firm in administration

Published:  21 April, 2011

BELFAST: Red Sky, the construction company whose maintenance contracts were cancelled by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive over concerns about work practices has gone into voluntary administration.

Red Sky worked on NIHE properties in the greater Belfast area. Last Thursday, following an investigation, the executive announced it was terminating the contracts, believed to be worth £8m.

Red Sky said the action was "sudden and unexpected" leaving it with "no alternative" but to go into administration. Accountancy firm, BDO, has been appointed as administrators.

In a statement Red Sky said: "While our bank continues to be very supportive, the sudden and unexpected action by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive has left the directors of Red Sky with no alternative but to voluntarily put the business into administration.

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