Work on an energy firm’s new headquarters in Preston has been stalled.Advertisement
GB Energy Supply announced on Saturday (26 November) to its 160,000 customers across the UK it would no longer be supplying any energy.
Homeowners in Broughton have questioned what will happen to the half-built building at the Broughton crossroads on the A6, just to the North of Preston.
The firm had commissioned a new larger office which is half-built.
Amanda Carden, who objected to the original planning application, said: “What’s going to happen to the half built ugly building at the back of my house?’
While Justin Hodnett said: “And there’s me thinking that the new building in Broughton was just coming to the next stage of development, it was literally the other day when there were builders on site and none the next day.
“What now for that building? It’s about 60 per cent done, it’s just a shell of a building? It must of cost a fortune to have it designed and built to this stage alone.”
The work at the Broughton site was being undertaken by W Monks of Longridge.
GB Energy Supply’s managing director Luke Watson blamed increases in energy prices for the closure.
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Energy regulator Ofgem has taken over the supply for all of GB Energy’s previous customers and is providing information on obtaining refunds and new providers. You can also use the Energy Helpline to compare tariffs between energy providers.
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