A report into the Clissold Leisure Centre fiasco in Hackney, north-east London, has itself been delayed by a month.

A study into the centre, which had to close last December after numerous defects were discovered, was to be delivered by engineer Arup and architect Bickerdike Allen Partners by September. It has now been postponed until next month because the team want to study the structure in cooler temperatures.

A spokesperson for Hackney council said that the team would be carrying out more tests and reporting back next month.

The news will further string out the saga of the £32m centre.

The council is already pursuing a £7m claim against Manchester-based practice Hodder Associates and cost consultancy Davis Langdon over cost and time overruns on the building.

The council is also preparing a second legal claim that will focus entirely on the design of the centre. These proceedings will begin once Arup and Bickerdike Allen Partners have reported.