Edward Slaney was crushed by a lorry that overturned last year in high winds believed to have been exacerbated by a wind tunnel effect created by the 32-storey building. An inquest into Slaney’s death was halted by coroner Melanie Williamson in February, with the case passed to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to decide whether the developer, architect or council should be charged with corporate manslaughter.
This week a CPS spokesman told Building Design that it had advised against bringing any charges.
“The CPS has considered the papers sent by the coroner and has advised the police and coroner on the relevant law in this matter,” he said.
“The decision on whether or not to re-open an investigation is a matter for the police.”