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23Aug91 UK: SUPPLEMENT ON PORTABLE BUILDINGS - LOSS PREVENTION COUNCIL WORKING ON CONSTRUCTION AND USE CODE. (1 OF 2)

On June 23, 1990, at 00:35, the London emergency services were alerted to a fire on the first floor of Phase 8 of the Broadgate development.Later that morning, commuters to London from Essex were diverted from nearby Liverpool Street Station and by 06:01 the blaze was under control.More than a year later the bill to insurers stands at £33.5 million - the largest claim ever made on an unfinished building - for a fire which started in a portable building used as a subcontractor's ...

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