Developer of London's Pinnacle tower forced to keep demolition work within set limits

A High Court judge has imposed limits on vibration levels on the site of the Pinnacle tower in London.

Insurance company Hiscox, which is based next door to the site, won an interim injunction against developer Arab Investments last week.

The Pinnacle tower

The injunction forces contractors carrying out demolition work on the Pinnacle site to keep vibrations within set limits.

On Friday judge Hodge QC ruled that the maximum levels of vibration should be 1mm-2mm a second at different times of the day, as agreed by the parties in December.

During the two-day trial lawyers for the developer said an injunction could prevent it from building the 950,000 ft2 office tower, which is set to be one of the tallest towers in the capital.