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Single lanes on Beverley Road for six months as ‘unsound’ Brunswick Arcade rebuilt
2021-09-17 15:10:00
A stretch of Beverley Road is set to go down to single lanes each way for six months following warnings a historic derelict building is no longer structurally sound. Bus lanes in Beverley Road between Norfolk Street and Trafalgar Street are set to close from Monday, October 11 when all traffic will use the remaining inbound and outbound ones. Click here for the latest Hull traffic and travel news The outbound bus lane had to be closed for a crane to hold up the front of Brunswick Arcade, currently propped up by scaffolding. Hull City Council’s Major Projects Director Gary Taylor said officials had been warned the building, which previously had its floors and internal walls removed, was now at risk of collapse. Council leader Cllr Daren Hale said the works had to go ahead and that not taking action would amount to “playing fast and loose” with public safety. Keep up to date with the latest Hull City Council news by signing up for updates here. Highways portfolio holder Cllr Dean Kirk said all non-urgent roadworks would be halted on surrounding roads to help ease congestion from the restrictions. He added the council accepted there would be delays as a result of the works but was left with no other solution after looking at several different options. The restrictions are set to be in place until spring while workers shore up Brunswick Arcade which has been held up by scaffolding for almost 10 years. Mr Taylor said the works would take place after the council secured National Lottery heritage funding, with Brunswick Arcade within the Beverley Road conservation area. The director said: “We’re going to rebuild Brunswick Arcade from the front up. Find the latest traffic updates in your area “We’re going to maintain the flow of traffic going both ways but we will lose bus lanes in that period of time so buses will converge with the main traffic. “From April onward the road will be back to how it is now and works will continue on Brunswick Arcade for another 20 to 24 months. “We accept winter isn’t the best time to do this but we’ve had a structural report showing the scaffolding is no longer keeping the front of Brunswick Arcade up, we’re not confident it would survive the winter. Watch to find out more about Hull's historic buildings: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “If we don’t do these works we’d be left with a huge risk to the public that the building could collapse into the road. Cllr Hale said the building was taken into public control because of the risk posed by its previous owner removing floors and walls inside. The leader added Guildhall officials aimed to finish the works before Endeavour, also on Beverley Road, becomes a school and is expected to draw more traffic. Council officials were warned scaffolding currently propping up Brunswick Arcade 'may not last the winter' (Image: source unknown) Cllr Hale said: “We reached the conclusion that doing nothing wasn’t an option. “It’s works we’d rather not have to do, but that’s often the way with building works like these. “We’re aware there is currently a pinch point in Beverley Road by Fo

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