Eight years ago, a school in New Cross caught fire while being refurbished during the Easter break. In 2016 proceedings were issued for an £11 million claim; a settlement was reached, with the contractor agreeing to pay £8.75 million through its insurers; and now the firm can demand a subcontractor to pay towards the cost following a recent court ruling.
Citing High Court documents, Construction News said the settlement agreement relating to the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham Temple Grove Primary blaze was made last December. But not before a separate legal battle between contractor Lakehouse and subcontractor Cambridge Polymer Roofing (CPR) over payout costs.
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