Grand Pier Fire Judgement

A judge has blamed alarm company, System 2 Security, for Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier fire of 2008 and has awarded an immediate payment of £30 million to the pier company

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Security firm blamed for Grand Pier fire

Part of the fire damaged Grand Pier at Weston-super-Mare in 2008 Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive

A judge hasfound an alarm company was to blame for Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier fire.

Judge Havelock-Allan said that ifthe alarm company had done its job, the Grand Pier would have been saved from the fire that completely destroyed the Pavilion in July 2008.

He found 100 per cent of the blame was with the alarm company and has awarded an immediate payment of £30 million plus interest to Grand Pier Ltd.

However, System2 Security, of Locking Road in Weston-super-Mare, went into administration three days before the court case began.

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