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Works to begin at city centre building

Essential works will get underway in the coming week to a building in Durham City Centre.

The need for works to 17 Claypath, the former council offices, has only recently been brought to light following a detailed survey. As a result, Durham County Council is implementing a series of safety measures.

This will begin with the removal of the bus stop from the front of the building which will be

relocated, with a temporary bus stop having been installed further up the street.

A temporary fence will then be put up along the front of the building, leaving a single-file

path for pedestrians before protective scaffolding is put in place.

Susan Robinson, Durham County Council’s head of corporate property and land, said:

“We understand that these measures will cause some disruption on Claypath. However, it

is important that these works are carried out as soon as possible and we would like to

thank people in advance for their patience.”

“Once we have completed these temporary measures, we will be further considering

whether any longer-term work needs to be carried out on the building and assessing our

long-term options.”

Signs will be put up to make pedestrians and drivers aware of the changes and a

temporary bus stop is already in place in advance of the permanent bus stop being



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