Programme to shore up fire-damaged buildings completed
The seven-week programme to shore up the fire-damaged listed buildings in Midhurst which began on 15th May will be completed 10 days ahead of schedule.
The work has included shoring up the listed buildings affected and taking down the three large chimneys which were at serious risk of uncontrolled collapse. The side elevation of the Angel Hotel has also been safely shored up to enable vehicle access to the residents of Angel Yard, which is directly behind the hotel.
The final, legally required structural safety inspections have taken place to approve the work, and the hoarding around the scaffolding has been put in place.
The morning of Friday 23rd June the National Park will officially hand over to West Sussex County Council as the Highways Authority, to enable them to reopen the road in both directions.
West Sussex County Council have confirmed that they will reopen the road late this Friday evening 23rd June.