Birmingham Selfridges cladding firm goes under

Aaron Morby 11 years ago
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Nottinghamshire cladding and curtain walling specialist Baris Group has been placed in administration with the loss of 97 jobs.

The Huthwaite-based group boasted sales of £25m last year and employed 158 staff within its main trading companies Baris Facades and Linings and Quality In Components, which manufacturers steel cladding.

It is working for Vinci on several high-profile projects including the glazing package for Bristol University’s £30m life sciences building and the roofing for a mixed-use scheme in Doncaster.

Baris’s most iconic job of late was Birmingham’s Selfridges building, where it fitted ground level curve polished stainless steel cladding and window frames.

Baris Group is now being managed by FRP Advisory LLP.

Chris Stirland, joint administrator, said: “Since our appointment as joint administrators, we have been assessing the viability of the operating companies at Baris, both Baris Facades and Linings, and QIC, to continue to trade whilst seeking buyers for all or parts of the businesses.

“Regrettably with no buyer emerging for Baris Facades and Linings, all staff at that business have now been made redundant after a period of consultation.

He added: “We have retained a core team of staff at QIC to enable it to continue to trade. We have received expressions of interest in QIC’s business and assets and we are progressing this interest.

“We will now seek to establish whether it will be possible to sell the business and assets of QIC as a going concern.”

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