Hundreds of jobs are at risk after a building company was put into administration. The future of R&D Construction, based in Dumfries, has been in doubt for several days after staff were left unpaid and told not to turn up for work. Some sites it was active on also had padlocks put across the gates. Now accountancy firm Ernst and Young have been appointed to try to save the business and its parent company Robison & Davidson (Holdings).
It is understood a £950 million plan to build a 250,000 sq m data centre on land outside Lockerbie is not affected by the administration as the development is being handled by a subsidiary company which is not in financial trouble.
Source: Business 7