The company that began the construction of the Gerrard terrace building which collapsed in Ikoyi, Lagos, Prowess Engineering Limited, withdrew from the project in February of 2020.

A letter which was written by Prowess Engineering Limited to Fourscore Heights Limited shows that the engineering company withdrew from the Gerrard Terraces project in February 2020, on grounds that they no longer shared the same vision as regards the project with its client.

Prowess Engineering Limited revealed that it can guarantee the integrity of the first two building it constructed for Fourscore Heights Limited, but it couldn’t guarantee the integrity of the third building from anything above the fourth floor.

The third building is what ended up collapsing on Monday, November 1.

The letter Prowess Engineering Limited wrote withdrawing its service read,

“This letter is to formally inform you of the withdraw of our structural consultancy service from the above named project. We arrived at this decision due to the fact that we no longer share the same vision with you as our client in terms of how the project is being executed.

“We can guarantee the integrity of the first two buildings and also work done up to the fourth floor of the third building supervised by us provided specifications have been met in terms of the required concrete strength. This we do not have control over as we do not have the concrete cube test results of each stage of the building till date. Also, note that we are not taking responsibility for any other construction errors that may have occurred overtime on the project.

“Furthermore, we request that our company’s name and logo be removed from the project board and also kindly notify all necessary approving authorities of our withdrawal from the project.

“We regret this decision and the lost opportunity to do business together. We look forward to future cooperation in other projects.”

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