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Chalcroft seizes Von Essen hotel site

Published:  11 August, 2011

KINGS LYNN: Works starts today on to complete scheduled building work at the luxury Congham Hall Hotel in North Norfolk which was hit by the collapse of the Von Essen group.

Chalcroft has struck a deal with the administrators Ernst & Young and will restart construction today with a completion date of October 19.

Von Essen went under in April owing Chalcroft nearly 700 000 for unpaid work on the 2.4m Congham Hall extension. Following the collapse, the contractor exercised its right to take possession of the facilities it was building as part of the refurbishment programme.

Chalcroft's operations director Paul Morley said: "We have been working closely with the administrators to negotiate a way forward and I am delighted to announce that we will recommence work on the hotel refurbishment."