Balfour and Travelodge settle £800,000 dispute

Balfour Beatty is on website performing deal with a Travelodge hotel after an ₤800,000 disagreement over supposed flammable cladding and other problems was settled.

In 2020, Construction News exposed that Travelodge was taking legal action against Balfour over what it stated were faults at the 70- space hotel on Princess Way, Swansea.

Travelodge declared that the structure had flammable zinc panels set up on part of the structure along with lumber cladding, which had actually been set up without a fire-retardant covering. The hotelier likewise declared that cavity barriers were not properly set up around openings consisting of windows behind the zinc or wood cladding systems and where the 2 various exterior systems satisfied.

The hotel and flats were finished in 2006 by Cowlin Construction– which was later on gotten by Balfour Beatty.

Balfour contested Travelodge’s case, arguing that the cladding was not flammable and stated flaws in the structure may have been the hotelier’s fault for not having actually organized post-construction upkeep works.

Both concurred that the hotel was however safe for visitors to inhabit.

The 2 celebrations participated in a private settlement over the disagreement in 2015, and the specialist is now performing deal with website.

A Travelodge representative stated today: “The work being presently performed at our Swansea Princess Way hotel is an arrangement reached in between ourselves, Balfour Beatty and the home proprietor.”

Balfour Beatty stated it was not able to talk about the concern.

The case was among numerous that CN exposed were playing out in the civil courts at the time, with hotel chains and professionals contesting liability for the expense of remediating obviously flammable cladding on their properties after checks were made following the Grenfell Tower catastrophe.


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