BNFL row enters new phase

Architectural practice David Marks Julia Barfield will press ahead with legal proceedings against exhibition consultancy Brennan & Whalley, after a meeting between the two designers and client British Nuclear Fuels failed to take place last month.

Architectural practice David Marks Julia Barfield will press ahead with legal proceedings against exhibition consultancy Brennan & Whalley, after a meeting between the two designers and client British Nuclear Fuels failed to take place last month.

The practice joined forces with Brennan & Whalley (DW 8 September) to issue a summary judgement against BNFL, which owes 50 000 to the consultancy.

This figure includes 8000 owed to David Marks Julia Barfield, which Brennan & Whalley sub-contracted to work on BNFL’s 5m Sellafield centre (DW 16 June).

“BNFL promised us a meeting by the end of September to sort out why we haven’t been paid, which Brennan & Whalley was organising,” says practice partner David Marks. “It hasn’t materialised, and we have no choice now but to take legal action.”

Brennan & Whalley director Jean Brennan plans to “see what happens. I hope there’ll be a meeting soon,” he adds.

BNFL refuses to comment about the matter.

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