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Holloway White Allom in administration

11 Oct 11 Posh builder Holloway White Allom Ltd has gone into administration, with the loss of 175 jobs.

The contractor, which was part of the John Laing group for many years, is based in London’s Grosvenor Square and specialises in ‘prestige properties’.

Administrators from KPMG’s Leeds and London offices were appointed on 5 October and are now looking to sell the assets.

Also falling under is HWA subsidiary Angus Gibson Music, and audio visual design and installation specialist acquired in 2004.

Holloway White Allom was established as Holloway Brothers in 1882 and went on to build the Old Bailey and the Bank of England, as well as numerous landmark bridges including Chelsea, Wandsworth and Hampton Court bridges across the Thames in London.

Holloway Brothers took over White Allom in 1960 and were then taken over by John Laing in 1964. Holloway White Allom Ltd operated as a Laing subsidiary until 2002 when it was bought out by the management team.

Until recently the company had 200 employees and annual turnover of £90m.

A spokesperson for KPMG said: "The business had ceased trading prior to our appointment with 175 redundancies made.  We are now looking to sell the assets."

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