Spiller Builders stopped trading after not receiving payment for work on London housing development

A Bristol-based contractor has gone into liquidation after it was not paid for working on a housing scheme in London.

Spiller Builders, established in 1898, worked in the commercial and high-end residential sectors, including  refurbishments, listed building works and maintenance services. It employed about 50 people.

The firm stopped trading in April after it was not paid for work on an £15m housing development in London, which was put on to the market in 2008 as house prices crashed.

Bristol accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has been appointed liquidator.