The deepening crisis surrounding the housing and construction sector helped deflect attention from the troubled Chase Midland group.
None of the administrators dealing with the salvage operation were available for comment as they continued efforts to find buyers for various parts of the stricken company.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is thought to have been making progress with Chase Norton Construction but the fate of the holding group, Chase Midland, together with Chase Homes (Eastern) and Harborne Apartments, the company behind the 94-apartment development in Harborne, remains unclear.
The firms are thought to have run into difficulty when they were starved of working capital as lenders refused to back them any further.
The collapse of the various companies has so far led to the loss of 157 jobs and all work on their projects has been suspended pending the outcome of administration.
Among the divisions to have escaped problems are Chase Commercial and Chase Partnership.