Portico and Chichester Council Building to be Surveyed

Chichester City Council

Chichester City Council are setting out their plans in response to indications of possible minor structural movement.

Chichester City Council are setting out their plans in response to indications of possible minor structural movement in one of their council-owned buildings.

The Portico and Council Chamber is normally used for council and Mayoral business, but also has the capacity to be used for weddings.

The Council say they are undertaking investigations of the foundations to see if any stabilisation works are required to the building, with the work causing potential disruption if they find any evidence of the building's foundations to be moving.

The work will entail digging two trial holes to allow the foundations of the pillars to be inspected, which will start on Tuesday (15 February).

Fencing and netting will be erected around the locations of the two holes to prevent any injury to the public, with access to The Council House, and fire escape routes, to be kept clear and unobstructed throughout.

They say: "We apologise for any inconvenience caused and assure you that the trial holes will be back-filled and original paving re-laid as quickly as possible."

The council have also thanked for understanding and patience as this structural work is carried out.

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