Published: 09:51, 05 July 2019
| Updated: 09:52, 05 July 2019
The UK's oldest building firm - and the company behind the construction of the Turner Contemporary in Margate - has ceased trading.
But it ceased trading this week, putting a number of major projects it is involved in on hold. Around 100 jobs are expected to be lost.
Among them, the multi-million redevelopment of key sites in Brighton.
It had a deal with the local council in the East Sussex town for the £21million refurbishment of the city's Royal Pavilion Estate which includes the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery and Brighton Dome.
The largest single contract in its history was when it was handed the deal to build the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate in 2008.
In its last financial figures filed, it warned over cash flow problems and needed additional funds injected into the business.
In the figures up to the end of 2017, it had lost nearly £900,000.
In the report, filed in December 2018, management said it remained "confident" about the firm's future.
Brighton council said it had "taken back the site and made it secure" following the firm's collapse.
The company failed to respond when contacted by KentOnline.
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