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Planned maintenance at the Custom House

The Custom House viewed from a distance, with the pavement and brick wall in Queen street in the foreground.

Published: Monday, 20th June 2016

The high-level timberwork on top of the Custom House in King's Lynn is set for a bit of a spruce up over the coming weeks, as planned maintenance gets underway.

Scaffolding will start being erected week commencing 20 June 2016 and will take approximately four weeks.  Then repairs to, and decoration of, the cupola and balustrades will take place over the next 8 weeks (weather permitting).  Once complete scaffolding will be removed taking a further 3 weeks.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: "This part of the Custom House is very exposed to the elements particularly being so close to the river.  It is vital that we carry out regular planned maintenance to preserve this iconic and historically important building.  The light show on the building will be switched off for a time while the works are undertaken and will return after that.  Access to the Tourist Information Centre will be unaffected by the works."

The 15 week, £72,000 maintenance project is being undertaken by local company Chas D. Allflatt.

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