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Skanska UK in row over M&E work


SKANSKA UK has been hit by further problems on a flagship off ice complex.

In a previous row, end-user Abbey National had threatened to quit the scheme. The banking giant eventually moved into its new London headquarters in 2002, nine months late.

Problems with M&E work carried out by subcontractor Axima, formerly Sulzer Infra, and Sanska Rushleigh Wea the r fo i l we re b lamed .

Now the developer of a neighbouring office block in the same project on Euston Road has issued a writ against Skanska claiming M&E defects forced it carry out a series of repairs.

The writ, issued by Sealhurst Properties at the Technology & Construction Court in London, claims that air conditioning chillers leaked just two months after the building was finished. Sealhurst said it had spent close to £425,000 on replacing the two chillers.

Skanska brought a claim against Axima, which worked on the Sealhurst scheme as well, at the end of last month.

Skanska declined to comment.