BUILDING work for a charity’s multi-million pound neurological rehabilitation unit has been halted, amid rumours of a lack of funding.

Enham Trust has confirmed that construction has stopped on the £3 million “state-of-the-art facility”, which it was due to open later this year.

A spokesperson for the charity said in a statement that it had put its build programme “on hold” while it raises further funding, which is aimed to provide high quality care for people who have suffered a neurological injury.

However, while admitting the charity needs to raise more funds to complete the unit, it has denied rumours that builders Morgan Sindall have not been paid for their work so far.

In a statement released by Enham on behalf of Morgan Sindall, the company said: “Morgan Sindall has been working with Enham Trust to build the neurological rehabilitation unit at Cedar Park and has been paid in full for the works it has delivered.

“We fully support this fantastic project and look forward to working with the trust once it has secured the next phase of funding.”

Enham Trust originally announced plans for the unit in May 2016, describing it as a “pioneering project”

which could benefit thousands of people in the area.

The unit is set to be supported by 10 rehabilitation and respite care apartments.

The overall project makes up part of Enham Trust’ wider Cedar Park development – which will cost an estimated £25 million.

At the time, the charity said the money would come through direct investment by the trust, as well as major grants, individual donations and corporate sponsorship.

It has also secured a £2.86 million grant from the government-managed Homes and Communities Agency, specifically for the construction of new homes designed for disabled people with both physical and complex care needs.

Last year Enham Trust also secured a £12,500 grant from the Marks and Spencer Energy Fund which they aimed to spend on an energy centre for its Cedar Park development.

However the charity was stripped of the money this year, following an allegation that it entered hundreds of fake votes in the UK-wide contest.

The charity’s chairman, Doctor Khalid Aziz later apologised and said the organisation would learn from the “unhappy event”.

Enham Trust has also launched an investigation into the allegations, but a spokesperson said this week that the probe was still to be completed.