Subcontractors fail in bid for split trial over SkyCity Convention Centre fire

Subcontractors fail in bid for split trial over SkyCity Convention Centre fire
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Greg Hurrell
The high court in Auckland has declined to split a 14-week trial next year over liability for a devastating 2019 fire at Auckland’s partly-built SkyCity Convention Centre.Main contractor Fletcher Construction subcontracted MPM Waterproofing Services to carry out work on the membrane roofing at the centre. MPM Waterproofing subcontracted JEL Waterproofing to do some of that work.On Oct 22, 2019, a fire broke out at the centre and quickly spread across the roof. It took firefighters until Nov 1 to completely extinguish the blaze. In that ti...

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