Published: 2nd Dec 2019

Camden Council has launched a million legal battle against contractors after ‘multiple safety failings’ led to a housing estate being evacuated two years ago. The London borough revealed last week (November 28) it has applied to the High Court to recover costs from the contractor PFIC (Partners for Improvement in Camden) and its principal subcontractors. The contractors were responsible for the refurbishment and maintenance of the Chalcots Estate, under a PFI deal with the council. The claims seek to recover costs Camden Council has incurred as a result of it stepping in to address multiple fire safety failings at the estate and the related evacuation of its residents in June 2017. The council is specifically seeking to recover costs in relation to the evacuation of Chalcots residents, the employment of fire marshals and security staff during the evacuation and beyond, its repairs to make good inadequate internal fire stopping, inadequate … (To read the full article, subscribe below)