Tottenham hit with MORE stadium delays after burst water pipe floods electrics for 45 minutes at their troubled £1bn new home

Tottenham face more delays after a burst water pipe flooded electrics on Friday The incident occurred at 8.45am and wasn't contained until 45 minutes later Hundreds of litres spilled across several levels and live electrical panels Spurs have been hit with setbacks that halted them from opening the stadium

25 August 2018 - 09:42

Tottenham have been set another setback with their pricey new stadium after a burst water pipe flooded electrics for 45 minutes, forcing further delays to construction.

Hundreds of litres of water spilled across several levels of the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Friday, adding further setbacks ahead of the planned opening in October.

The incident occurred at 8.45am on Friday morning and soaked construction workers in the process as they tried to contain the problem.

A source said: 'What a shower! It was a mains water pipe and one of the workers accidentally burst it while doing a job.

'But there were farcical scenes because they couldn't turn it off. Water poured across the new stadium for at least 45 minutes and everyone was soaked.

'All the head bosses on the construction job came down to try and stop it. The damage will probably be extensive but they're just working out now exactly what damage it has caused.

'It was also flooding on to live electrical panels and wiring. At first we all stopped working and left the room

'They're obviously putting the finishing touches to the stadium now and it's already behind so this won't help.'


It reportedly took 45 minutes for the value to be closed
Water covers electrical equipment and wires in the new stadium

Video footage shows the water pouring onto electrical equipment and wiring on Friday


The builders behind the new stadium recently revealed faulty wiring is behind the delay

The builders behind the new stadium recently revealed faulty wiring is behind the delay

Earlier this month, Spurs announced this month that their highly-anticipated move into the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been put back until at least the end of October.

Problems had been identified with the £850million ground's safety system, and those have been confirmed by the contractor Mace.

Chief executive Mark Reynolds told Building that problems had been discovered with the wiring for fire detection systems during testing.

He said: 'Issues with critical safety systems were identified. This is linked to the fire detection contractor encountering higher than usual electrical wiring faults.'

Spurs have had to move a host of fixtures at the start of the new season, and will again have to play 'home' matches at Wembley. 


Tottenham still hope to host their first game at the stadium against Man City on October 28

Tottenham still hope to host their first game at the stadium against Man City on October 28


Source: daily mail
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