‘Police called’ to Ilford’s Pioneer Point development after workers told to go home

Work on Ilford’s two iconic Pioneer Point tower blocks was suspended for a day after an “administrative delay”, with police allegedly called to the site to calm the situation after things became “very heated”.

Staff were asked to leave the site of the two tower blocks in Winston Way on Friday morning.

Some workers have claimed they were not allowed to collect their tools before leaving, and police were called to calm the situation.

A spokesman for London and Regent Construction Limited has told the Recorder this afternoon: “London and Regent Construction Limited and its delivery partners continue to work towards completion of Pioneer Point, a state-of-the-art building in Ilford, London.

“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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One worker connected with the Pioneer Point project told the Recorder this morning: “We don’t know what’s happening.

“No one has returned our phone calls.”

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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.”

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