Firm claims work at Ilford’s Pioneer Point tower blocks has ‘stopped’, just days before completion

Confusion remains over whether work has stalled at Ilford’s two Pioneer Point tower blocks, with one firm claiming it has faced a wall of silence since its workers were asked to go home on Friday.

Work on the two towers was suspended on Friday after an “administrative delay”, with police called to calm the situation when things became “very heated”.

A spokesman for London and Regent Construction Limited said police were in the “vicinity for a very short time” but did not go on site.

She added it was not aware who called police, or why they were called.

It is claimed some workers became angry after they were not allowed to collect their tools before leaving the site, but London and Regent has not commented on that claim.

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Today, a firm sub-contracted to work on the project has claimed they have not been asked to return to the development in Winston Way, Ilford since Friday, to continue their work.

But a spokesman for London and Regent said yesterday: “Last week, work on site was suspended for one day due to an administrative delay however, everyone is now back at work putting finishing touches on the 294 modern one-and two-bedroom apartments that have contemporary Italian interiors and high quality finishes.”

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Despite contacting London and Regent today for further comment, no one has yet responded.

It is understood rooms in the two tower blocks were being fitted out, air condition units were being installed and electrical work was taking place when work was suspended,.

The Recorder understands Friday of this week was when work in the rooms was due to be complete.

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