Balfour Beatty awarded £1.2m in Houndshill case

The High Court has awarded Balfour Beatty £1.2m in its row with developer Modus over the Houndshill shopping centre extension in Blackpool.

The High Court also ruled out a £2m counterclaim made by the developer. However, judge Justice Coulson said Modus's allegations regarding delays on site were definitely "triable". He said Modus might wish to launch a separate legal action to reclaim money under the complaints made in its counterclaim.

Modus and Balfour Beatty have been in conflict over the £100m extension and refurbishment of the centre since it reopened in August.

A spokesman for Balfour Beatty said the company was "satisfied with the court's decision."

Modus declined to comment.

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