Sig Manufacturing is suing for £140,00 over non-payment for doors that Ardmore says it rejected because of poor quality

Ardmore Construction, the company building the £1.1 bn Olympic village for London 2012, is being sued after allegedly failing to pay for doors for the project.

Sheffield-based Sig Manufacturing accuses Ardmore of failing to pay for the specially made doors for the athletes village in East London, and is suing for a total of £140,008.84.

Ardmore originally ordered 240 door leaves and 240 frames in August 2009, and this was followed by orders for 109 leaves and frames, according to a High Court writ. The doors and frames were to be used for the athletes village pods being built by Ardmore.

But since then Ardmore has failed to either collect them or pay for them, the writ says. Sig Manufacturing says that because the items were bespoke, it has been unable to mitigate its losses by selling them on the open market.

Sig Manufacturing has also incurred storage charges at £50 a week, which amounts so far to £2,400, the writ claims.

Sig Manufacturing is also seeking payment of an outstanding £59,802.41 for other goods supplied to Ardmore, and interest running at £77.63 a day, the writ says.

A spokesperson for Ardmore said it was in dispute with Sig Manufacturing over the doors that were rejected on quality grounds. He said: “Ardmore is simply not willing to pay for doors that were rejected”.

Ardmore beat off competition from Galliford Try and Wates to win the first tier one contract on the athletes village, while developer Lend Lease will build five of the eleven plots for the village.