Papers lodged in Edinburgh by architecture practice’s former PR firm
RMJM’s former PR firm has lodged a petition with the Scottish courts to have the troubled architecture practice put into compulsory liquidation.
The Big Partnership submitted a petition for a winding-up order in Edinburgh’s Court of Session at the start of this month.
A court spokesman told BD’s sister title Building that the petition “was lodged on 1 June by The Big Partnership”. The petition has been registered but not yet ruled upon.
The Big Partnership is one of several creditors pursuing the practice for unpaid fees. Transport architect Pascall and Watson revealed this week that it is owed around £200,000 by RMJM for work on the Domodedovo airport project in Moscow.
Pascall and Watson said it has started legal action in an attempt to recover the unpaid fees and has a meeting with RMJM next week to see if an agreement can be reached.
Information provided to Building by official records organisation the Registry Trust this week revealed that RMJM Ltd, RMJM Scotland and RMJM London have £287,000 worth of outstanding county court judgements.
Accounts due to be filed by RMJM at Companies House at the end of January have still not been submitted.
Matt Ricketts, operations director at construction industry credit information provider Top Service, said: “It is very unusual for a company as large as RMJM Group Ltd to neglect to file statutory information on time.”
A RMJM spokesman claimed Building’s information was “materially incorrect” and denied that the firm has any unsatisfied county court judgements.