FMP say it is ‘business as usual’ despite Patton crisis

FMP, the joint venture currently working on the Nicolson Institute and Daliburgh Primary School in the Western Isles, has said that it is business as usual, despite one of the JV partners going into administration.

The Patton Group, based in Northern Ireland and part of the joint venture, called in the administrators earlier this week, but a spokesman for FMP, which has two other partners, Farrans Construction and H & J Martin Ltd, has given firm assurances that the work on the two schools will be continuing.

“It is one of the benefits of having a joint venture,” said the spokesman. “The two other partners will ensure that we complete our contract and that the high standard of work which has already been achieved on these sites will be carried on through the rest of the project. Our thoughts are obviously with our colleagues in Pattons at this difficult time, but we shall do everything we can to ensure minimum disruption to FMP clients.”

The two new schools are due to be completed next year.

FMP is a very successful joint venture in the construction industry and has delivered many high profile projects.