Road closure extended due to dangerous structures works

Ref Code: 52-2013


See contact details at the end of the release.

Emergency works to remove part of the fa├žade of the Spode works in Stoke town which started last week have been extended.

The structure which is in a conservation area is leaning at a dangerous angle next to a pedestrian crossing and is being temporarily removed for safety reasons.

The upper levels of brick work on the corner at the junction of Liverpool Road and Elenora Street (opposite the Rose of Kashmir) were inspected on Monday last week by dangerous structure experts.

The brickwork was out of line and has since been removed, numbered and stored so they can be safely reinstated at a later date.

But the works have uncovered some more concerning problems towards the gable end of the building, further along Elenora Street. Brick work there will also have to be removed.

The street will remain cordoned for safety reasons, as scaffolding is needed to carry out these urgent safety works.

Traffic will continue to be diverted along Hartshill Road to Shelton Old Road.

For all media enquiries contact Ciara Hill in the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232130.

Issued 19-02-2013