Asbestos added to eighteenth century basement
ASBESTOS found in the basement of the town council offices in Jury Street, Warwick, means the bill for renovation has shot up by an extra £120,000.
A seam of asbestos laid around pipework sometime during the 1930s was discovered as part of the £880,000 refurbishment of the eighteenth-century original court house while trying to install a lift. Architects have now decreed that as well as removing the potentially dangerous material, the whole building needs underpinning,
Work in the basement has stopped temporarily.
It has also been discovered that a new floor will need to be laid in the top floor ballroom.
Extra money has been provided by way of loans from district reserves. But the date for completion of all the work has now moved back from the end of May to sometime in July.
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