Fabricator loses Spurs High Court battle

Fabricator, Archway Sheet Metal Works, has been defeated in the High Court in its long running fight to appeal against a compulsory purchase order (CPO) issued by Haringey Council on behalf of Tottenham Hotspur football club.

The fabricator was contesting the order, which will force it to move premises so that Spurs can build a new stadium on the land. The family-owned firm operates on the final plot required to build the stadium as part of a planned £400 million redevelopment.

The Haringey Independent reported that following a two-day hearing, Mr Justice Dove, presiding over the case, dismissed all three elements of Archway’s appeal, saying the Secretary of State was right to assume the decision to make the CPO had been made correctly, that Spurs had provided evidence the club was committed to build the stadium and that he was satisfied there was no legal fault in the process to grant the order.

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He refused the firm permission to appeal, saying it had “no reasonable prospect of success”.

Archway made its name manufacturing catering equipment for the ethnic community in London. It built everything from kebab machines and display cabinets to commercial chip fryers.

From there it expanded into the general foodservice market and customers now range from fast food joints to high-end London restaurants.

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