Hiscox will return to court in three weeks’ time in its battle with the developer of the Pinnacle skyscraper, after it was awarded one of three court orders it had sought.
In a hearing before Christmas, the insurer was awarded an interim injunction against Arab Investments, the developer of the iconic building dubbed the Helter Skelter, preventing access to its offices being blocked.
But the insurer failed to obtain an interim injunction limiting the vibration caused by the demolition of the Pinnacle construction site. An injunction relating to water ingress was also denied.
Hiscox, whose offices at No 1 Great St Helen’s are adjacent to the Pinnacle site, had alleged that the demolition work had caused its building to vibrate significantly.
It had also claimed that the site workers had smashed holes and leaked water into its offices.
Hiscox said Pinnacle gave assurances to the court in respect of vibration and noise levels, and water ingress.
The injunction lasts until 21 January when the insurer will press its case again.