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Work begins on ‘structurally unsafe’ Ipswich Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre

PUBLISHED: 11:44 27 December 2017

Bramford Road is shut near the junction with Norwich Road because of fears about the Kurdish centre which is currently being rebuilt. Picture: PAUL GEATER

Bramford Road is shut near the junction with Norwich Road because of fears about the Kurdish centre which is currently being rebuilt. Picture: PAUL GEATER

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Preliminary work to repair an Ipswich building deemed structurally unsafe has begun today.

The Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre had been undergoing work. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre had been undergoing work. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The former Rose & Crown pub, now the Ipswich Kurdish Islamic Cultural Centre was considered structurally unsafe in November by independent structural engineers and scaffolding consultants, prompting health and safety bosses to seal off the property and close Bramford Road.

Today, preliminary work at the site has started at the rear part of the building.

A spokesman from Ipswich Borough Council said that health and safety teams had approved the appointment of the new contractors, and added: “We are looking forward to work getting underway and opening the road as soon as possible.”

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