Company walks off project to build Wales’ tallest tower just two months from completion

Carillion has walked off its contract to build Wales’ tallest tower.

Carillion left the £70m Meridian Quay tower project in Swansea just two months from completion. The firm confirmed that it had left the project, but a spokesperson was unable to corroborate reports it withdrew because of a row over payment.

Work on the 29-storey development, which comprises seven individual blocks, started in August 2006. If completed the main tower would be the tallest in Wales, at almost 110m high, including 123 apartments.