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UK firm sues Dubai Properties for $7.3m

Hopkins Architects file a case in DIFC Courts for alleged unpaid fees and costs on delayed project - paper.

UK firm sues Dubai Properties for $7.3m
COURT CASE: Hopkins Architects has filed a case in the DIFC Courts against Dubai Properties. (Getty Images)

A UK architecture firm has lodged a case against Dubai Properties for more than AED27m ($7.3m) over alleged unpaid fees and costs for work on a pair of delayed towers in Dubai International Financial Centre, the National reports on Sunday.

Hopkins Architects has filed the case at the DIFC Courts over the Central Park 08 buildings, the paper reports.

The architecture firm was employed by Dubai Properties in 2005 on a AED50.8m contract for the twin 50-storey towers.

According to the report, Hopkins alleges it is owed AED27m in outstanding payments, including expenses and overtime.

The firm raised the issue with Dubai Properties in January last year, according to court documents cited by the paper. Hopkins halted work sometime afterwards claiming it had received no payment.

On April 7 of the same year, Dubai Properties notified the firm is wished to cancel the contract because of the project delay.

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