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It would if there wasnt enough power left in the battery to start the car.
Might be prudent to get the battery load tested to see what voltage it is displaying. Anything less than 12v (without engine on) and its not being charged. I know its a new battery, but if its not getting charged, it wont make a difference.
As the engine has been replaced recently Im thinking that its most likely a loose connection to the battery, or alternator.
Sorry to hear about the dodgy garage ripping you off.
Currently in dave_mezza2006's garage:
2014 Vauxhall Astra Limited Edition 1.4 16v VVT Turbo