Three parties told to pay damages to Chinatown shophouse owner

Contractor, engineer, architect deviated from conservation guidelines in renovation work

The High Court has ordered a contractor, an engineer and an architect to pay damages to the owner of a Chinatown conservation shophouse for deviating from strict Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) conservation guidelines in their renovation work.

URA had refused to approve the deviations, resulting in rectification costs and a delay of more than three years for the owner to re-occupy the three-storey shophouse in Boon Tat Street.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2018, with the headline 'Three parties told to pay damages to shophouse owner'. Print Edition | Subscribe