Work has halted on a high-profile regeneration scheme in the North East following the collapse of Carillion.
Sunderland City Council has announced operations at the old Vaux Brewery site in the town has stopped.
The site was derelict following the demolition of the Vaux Brewery in 1999 and was bough by Tesco in 2001.
The supermarket giant though failed to secure consent for its plans for the site, which included a large supermarket and car park and eventually sold the land to Sunderland City Council in 2011.
This current scheme was granted planning permission in June 2016, with construction work beginning that same year
Central to the plans for the £20m construction of phase one is a 60,000sq ft office building at the heart of the 5.5-hectare site. The Vaux site will also be used as a venue for events and activities attracting people into the city as work continues.
This scheme was managed by by Siglion, a joint venture by Sunderland City Council and Carillion, the latter having made its investment in full. It employed Carillion's construction arm to carry out work on the site.
Siglion's chief executive John Seager explained that this is "standard practice" in these situaions, something which was echoed by Sunderland MP Julie Elliott.