Cross Gates Wetherspoons opening delayed after contractors go into administration

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The long-awaited opening of Cross Gates Wetherspoons will once again be pushed back after a construction company involved in building it went into administration.

Castleford-based Sanderson Construction confirmed it appointed administrators last week.

The company had delivered a number of fit-outs and refurbishments for major pub and hotel groups, including Wetherspoons sites at Heathrow Terminal 5 and St Pancras station in London.

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The Charles Henry Roe in Austhorpe Road, Cross Gates, was set to open on Tuesday, March 3.

An artist's impression of The Charles Henry Roe.An artist's impression of The Charles Henry Roe.
An artist's impression of The Charles Henry Roe.

But the opening will be delayed by at least three weeks, and likely longer, according to a Wetherspoons spokesman.

A new official opening date is yet to be announced.

JD Wetherspoon faced a long battle with Leeds City Council in its discussions to open the pub, which is in an old doctors surgery.

The pub will have a beer garden with capacity for up to 70 drinkers.