Agenda item

Update on Smithfield Canopies and Subsequent Remedial Work

Report of the City Surveyor


The Committee considered a report of the City Surveyor reviewing the current risk attached to the building condition at Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield Markets and identifying urgent remedial work and medium-term actions.


In respect of Smithfield Market, Officers reported that a scaffolding deck and fish net wraparound had been put up to allow glass panelling to be tightened and make the structure safe.  Surveys were also being undertaken to identify areas of risk and the cyclical works programme would be recalibrated as necessary so that any remedial work could be prioritised.


Officers also reported that they would be meeting with colleagues in the City Surveyor’s Department the following day, after which an update would be presented to the Committee in January 2021.




That the report be noted.


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