Work has stopped on the £1.1 million Chimneys Link scheme in Fishguard today (Thursday) as it is reported that Swansea-based construction company, Dawnus, has gone into administration.

Phase Two of The Chimney’s Link Masterplan involves the redevelopment of 1.5 hectares of land in Fishguard town centre and includes construction of new link road and other works including a bus/coach stop, alterations to existing Co-op store.

Several buildings in the town centre have already been demolished to make way for the improvements, including Transition Bro Gwaun’s café, the former Fishguard Junior School buildings and part of the old library and the back of the Ship and Anchor pub.

The scheme has received a £1.1 million Transport Grant from the Welsh Government.

A spokesman for Fishguard Town Council said that the Town Clerk received a visit from road contractor, Atkins, late yesterday afternoon.

“Sadly, it was announced that Dawnus, the construction company, employed to manage the road construction, went into administration yesterday morning and all workers have left the site,” said the spokesman.

“We will endeavour to keep you updated with any developments whilst the matter receives urgent attention; Meanwhile, work on the site has stopped.”

A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesman added:

"Dawnus is the contractor for the Chimneys Link road project in Fishguard and we can confirm that work on the site ceased this morning after reports that the company has gone into administration.

"The authority will be liaising with the administrator, if and when appointed, with a view to finishing the work which is 80 per cent complete."