Court upholds ruling on Soi Ruamrudee highrise

Construction News

A luxurious hotel in Soi Ruamrudee will have to be demolished on the orders of the Supreme Administrative Court, which on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling that its construction was against city laws.

The court ruling said that highrise in Soi Ruamrudee had been built illegally as the soi is not 10 metres wide as claimed by a former Bangkok governor and a former Pathum Wan district chief, who approved the construction.

Tuesday’s ruling upheld an earlier verdict given by the Central Administrative Court that ruled in favour of a petition by the Foundation for Consumers volunteer lawyer Chalermphong Klabdee, who represented 24 Ruamrudee residents.

The petitioner included Royal Household Bureau’s Deputy Lord Chamberlain Khwankeo Vajarodaya and the petition was against the then Bangkok governor and then Pathum Wan district chief for allowing Tabtimtorn and Lapprathan companies to construct the highrise on Soi Ruamrudee.

The Court ordered the Bangkok Metropolitan and Pathum Wan District to have the hotel demolished partly or wholly within 60 days.