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Homeowner clears legal hurdle in bid to stop ‘catastrophic’ Euston tunnel design

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Given the rigorous structural checking that's required as part of any construction project, let alone HS2, it's unthinkable that such a massive old retaining wall would be endangered - and could threaten the lives of countless train passengers, as local residents. But wasn't there 'a little local difficulty' in someone's Islington back garden during the tunnel boring for HS1? And hasn't there been a quite unbelievable failure of design and construction standards in the building of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital? Clearly, quality management in this country needs to be taken with a pinch of salt - and, after all, the American designers of the Liverpool hospital might even try and claim diplomatic immunity, so congratulations to Hero Granger-Taylor, Colin Elliff and Jayesh Kunwardia for having the temerity to challenge the competence of those responsible for the structural design of the new Euston tunnels.

Posted date

20 January, 2020

Posted time

10:51 am

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