Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Telford Homes Demolition shakes buildings in Conservation Area

The demolition of 1-14 Brokesley Street by Telford Homes started yesterday.

The impact vibration from the demolition is currently causing serious concerns for the wellbeing of the building at 644-648 Mile End Road which is connected to 1-14 Brokesley Street via party walls

Impact vibration caused by the method used for demolition is causing the 1848 building to shake significantly and concerns are being expressed about the risks to the original plaster ceilings.

We thought Conservation Areas were supposed to protect our heritage and health!

Planning and Environmental Health have both been contacted as has Cllr Rachael Saunders, who is both the ward councillor and a Board member of EastendHomes who are responsible for the development.  Let's see how long it takes to get some action to prevent this irresponsible approach to old buildings in this Conservation Area.

The yellow arm of the digger machine being used to demolish the flats at 1-14 Brokesley Street.
This is being dropped from a height onto the roof and causing 
very significant vibration to the building siuated on Mile End Road 
which is connected to the flats via party walls
The party wall between site 10 and St Clements Hospital was the subject of 
a Conservation Act planning application to allow access for the digger

The simplest solution would seem to be that the connection between the two buildings must be removed as soon as possible.

This means the demolition of the end wall of 1 Brokesley Street needs to be executed as soon as possible to separate it from the party wall and thus disconnect the significant level of vibration.

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