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‘Technical issues’ delay completion of Cupola House restoration in Bury St Edmunds




DELAY: The iconic cupola was lifted on to Cupola House, in Bury St Edmunds, in May
DELAY: The iconic cupola was lifted on to Cupola House, in Bury St Edmunds, in May

‘Technical issues’ have delayed the revamp of the fire ravaged Cupola House in Bury St Edmunds with a question mark hanging over its completion date.

The restoration of the Grade I listed building was due to be completed this month but Seamans Building and architects Purcell say they have encountered problems when ‘integrating the new structure into the historic fabric’.

They cannot confirm when the project will now be completed but say the scaffolding will be removed from The Traverse and Skinner Street at the end of October.

Mark Cordell, chief executive of Ourburystedmunds, raised concerns about the delay and the situation’s ‘detrimental’ impact on independent businesses, in The Traverse, where he says six businesses have closed in the three years since the fire.

He said: “It’s disappointing news - from a business perspective we need to get the building renovation completed asap so things can go back to normality.” He added that he was ‘delighted’ about the commitment to remove the scaffolding, which will allow for a Christmas tree, in The Traverse. Simon Marks, associate from Purcell, said: “Seamans Building and Purcell are working hard to ensure the construction process continues and the best building possible is delivered.”



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