Windsor Park subsidence case settled out of court

A multi-million pound legal action over subsidence which forced the demolition of a stand at Northern Ireland’s national football stadium has been settled.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 6:56 pm
There was visible damage to Windsor Park's West Stand following a match in 2015

The Irish Football Association issued proceedings against Belfast City Council, a contractor and engineering firm after structural cracks were discovered at Windsor Park in 2015.

The High Court was told yesterday that the case is to be stayed on confidential terms.

Proceedings related to building work at a leisure centre adjacent to the West Stand, which had to be bulldozed and rebuilt.

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Damage was detected at the stadium in south Belfast following Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Finland.

The West Stand was only due for refurbishment. But because of cracks a decision was taken to pull it down and build a replacement structure.

The case centred on any alleged link between upgrade work at the council-owned Olympia Leisure Centre and the old West Stand’s demolition. IFA QC Liam McCollum said the matter had been settled.