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Ebert Construction receivership may affect Wellington projects

Leading construction company Ebert Construction Ltd has gone into receivership.

Receivers were called in by the company last night, with workers and contractors locked out of the company’s construction sites this morning.

Workers and contractors received letters from receivers confirming the company is in receivership, and that they would have to go through the receivership process for the return of their tools and equipment. They have no right to redundancy

Ebert specialises in industrial and commercial work, particularly in the dairy sector.

It has been involved in a number of high-profile Wellington projects, including the Countdown supermarket in Crofton Downs, Bunnings Warehouse in Rongotai, and the refurbishment and restrengthening of St Andrews on The Terrace.

In late 2016, the company was appointed as main contractor to build the new High Commission and Chancery for the Government of India in Pipitea Street, as part of the Parliamentary Precinct in Thorndon.

Poorly performing contracts in Auckland are understood to be responsible for the receivership.