AN OUT-OF-COURT settlement has been reached between Eurostar and the project team over glazing problems at the £120m Eurostar Terminal at Waterloo Station.
The move comes after writs were served on the team behind the glazed roof and walls at Waterloo International Terminal.

A prepared statement issued by Eurostar and the project team said claims brought against the team had been "comprised by way of a commercial settlement without admission of liability".

The statement added that all parties had signed a confidentiality agreement not to disclose the terms of the settlement.

The team consisted of construction manager Bovis Construction (now Bovis Lend Lease), architect Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners, cladding contractor Briggs Amasco Curtainwalling and the cladding subcontractor's parents Tarmac (BA) and Tarmac Holdings.

Eurostar originally claimed costs associated with investigating and rectifying defects at the station in a writ served at the Technology and Construction Court in December 1999.

Legal action was begun after defects appeared in glass panels at the station as a result of "nickel sulphide stone expansion growth", which led to cracks in the glass.

A Eurostar spokesperson expressed relief at the settlement, saying: "We are pleased that there is some progress on this matter."