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SBD Global/February 14, 2013/Facilities

Wembley Wants Construction Company Brookfield To Cover Cost Of Roof Repairs

Five years after the new Wembley opened, "a fault has been discovered in the construction of the roof, with the cost of ongoing repairs potentially running into millions," according to Paul Kelso of the London TELEGRAPH. The fault was discovered last year and "repairs have been carried out between major events." It was understood to be in the fabrication of seals that "ensure the vast structure is watertight." Wembley National Stadium Ltd. is believed to want construction firm Brookfield Multiplex to cover the cost of repairs, arguing that the flaw "was made in the construction process rather than as a result of reasonable wear-and-tear in the years since the arena opened." Sources have suggested that the cost of repairs "could run into seven-figures." The issue is of concern as the FA "seeks to balance the books and reduce the financial burden" of Wembley (TELEGRAPH, 2/12).
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