Northern Ireland

P Elliott construction served with winding-up petition

The Northern Ireland division of a troubled County Cavan construction firm has been served with a winding-up petition.

The action is being taken against P Elliott by a County Armagh company which makes building facades.

A winding-up action is often used by an unsecured creditor as a final attempt to get money it believes it is owed.

Earlier this year P Elliott laid off most of its staff and shut down a building supplies outlet in Cavan.

The winding-up petition is due to be heard at the High Court in Belfast on 2 June.

Meanwhile two other suppliers to P Elliott have applied to have the company wound-up in Dublin. Those cases are due to be heard on 23 May.

P Elliott's Northern Ireland division has been involved in major projects including the consortium which is building a new hospital in Enniskillen.

In 2006 P Elliott, in a joint venture with Ray Grehan's Glenkerrin Homes, bought the Windsor House office block on Belfast's Bedford Street for a reported £30m.

The firm also has an undeveloped site on the city's York Road.