Work on a stalled £17 million serviced apartment scheme in the Jewellery Quarter has started again following the appointment of a new main contractor.

The Post reported last month that development of Staycity's new 172-unit complex had been delayed following the collapse of construction company GB Building Solutions and its parent GB Group Holdings in March.

Activity on the site in Newhall Square is now back in full swing after Nottingham-based Clegg Group was brought in as lead contractor.

A spokeswoman for Dublin-based Staycity confirmed that work was now scheduled to finish in November following the appointment of Clegg but the company did not yet have an opening date to announce.

The project, which incorporates the old science museum which closed in 1997, was due to open in May.

It will have 172 one- and two-bedroom units, 29 parking spaces and a small gym for customers.

Staycity already runs 79 serviced apartments in the Arcadian leisure complex near the Hippodrome.

Lead developer for the Newhall Square project is Hertfordshire-based RO Group.