Alexandra Yacht Club clubhouse to be demolished due to subsidence

Echo: The doomed clubhouse The doomed clubhouse

A HISTORIC Southend seafront building is to be demolished as it is sinking.

The 130-year-old Alexandra Yacht Club clubhouse in Southend Cliff Gardens has been closed and will be torn down due to subsidence.

Andy Solkhon, commodore of the club, the fifth oldest yacht club in the country, said: “This news is very sad and gives rise to much understandable emotion. Southend is losing part of its history.

“The best we can do as members of this much-loved club is to do her proud; support her through the next journey, and do our best as her ‘ship’s company’ to ensure we continue to sail as the Alexandra Yacht Club.”

The Echo revealed that the clubhouse was sinking in November but surveyors have now condemned the building, which has been a fixture of Southend seafront for generations.

Southend Council, which leases the iconic building to the club, has installed safety barriers to stop people entering the building.

Sally Holland, the authority’s corporate director for corporate services, said: “Building issues were brought to our attention by the club and following a site visit by council officers, there is clear evidence of structural movement within the building.

“The club has therefore taken the decision to close the building, a decision fully supported by the council.

“The council and club are now working together to address the urgent and longer term issues.

“In the short term we are putting in place some precautionary safety measures before we have to dismantle the building in a controlled manner to maintain safety and minimise the risk of further structural deterioration.”

The authority has pledged to help the club, which will operate from the nearby Naval and Military Club in Royal Terrace in the short-term, find money for new premises.

It has also vowed to help the club, already threatened by the £1million lagoon planned for Three Shells Beach, keep its members.

Ms Holland said: “Alexandra Yacht Club carries important local heritage as it is the fifth oldest active sailing club in the country and therefore we are supporting the club as much as possible.

“We will also be helping as far as we can with issues such as retaining memberships and identifying potential sources of external funding for any longer term reprovision of the clubhouse and sailing facilities.

“The club has already made interim arrangements with the Naval and Military Club in Royal Terrace and the clubs existing boat storage and launching jetty is unaffected by the issues associated with the building so members can still sail.”

The club’s launching jetty in Western Esplanade is unaffected and the club has a full sailing programme this year, as well as an active cadet section.

For more information on sailing, the history of AYC and news please visit the AYC website at http://www.alexyachtclub.co.uk

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11:13am Thu 17 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Fair enough; all buildings have a shelf life.

WE have enough other historic buildings so it's no great loss.
Fair enough; all buildings have a shelf life. WE have enough other historic buildings so it's no great loss. Jack222
  • Score: -47

11:27am Thu 17 Apr 14

Cockle says...

As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go.

Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements.

I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them.
As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go. Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements. I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them. Cockle
  • Score: 35

12:32pm Thu 17 Apr 14

lucy10 says...

Marriott fish chip shop next and the pub
Marriott fish chip shop next and the pub lucy10
  • Score: -6

12:41pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Ian P says...

Cockle wrote:
As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go. Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements. I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them.
Unfortunately, many of the historic landmark building you refer to have not simply been lost and replaced by characterless buildings but have been lost in order to replace them with totally characterless buildings.
[quote][p][bold]Cockle[/bold] wrote: As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go. Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements. I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, many of the historic landmark building you refer to have not simply been lost and replaced by characterless buildings but have been lost in order to replace them with totally characterless buildings. Ian P
  • Score: 19

12:44pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Southend Andy says...

It would be fantastic if they could put it into storage & put it up somewhere else
It would be fantastic if they could put it into storage & put it up somewhere else Southend Andy
  • Score: 5

1:03pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Cockle says...

Ian P wrote:
Cockle wrote:
As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go. Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements. I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them.
Unfortunately, many of the historic landmark building you refer to have not simply been lost and replaced by characterless buildings but have been lost in order to replace them with totally characterless buildings.
Sadly, Ian, you are too, too right.

Buildings do, largely, have a finite lifespan and do eventually have to be replaced but I think it could have been done whilst retaining more of the character of the town and in a much more sympathetic manner in many cases.
[quote][p][bold]Ian P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockle[/bold] wrote: As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go. Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements. I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, many of the historic landmark building you refer to have not simply been lost and replaced by characterless buildings but have been lost in order to replace them with totally characterless buildings.[/p][/quote]Sadly, Ian, you are too, too right. Buildings do, largely, have a finite lifespan and do eventually have to be replaced but I think it could have been done whilst retaining more of the character of the town and in a much more sympathetic manner in many cases. Cockle
  • Score: 5

1:21pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Gaz Michaels says...

I agree with Cockle. I have good memories from long ago of this place and its unique place on the cliffs. It'll be a sad day to see it go.
I agree with Cockle. I have good memories from long ago of this place and its unique place on the cliffs. It'll be a sad day to see it go. Gaz Michaels
  • Score: 11

2:01pm Thu 17 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

Now it's firewood, it's had it's day
Now it's firewood, it's had it's day CarnMountification
  • Score: -21

2:24pm Thu 17 Apr 14

CarnMountification says...

lucy10 wrote:
Marriott fish chip shop next and the pub
IDIOT...
[quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: Marriott fish chip shop next and the pub[/p][/quote]IDIOT... CarnMountification
  • Score: -5

3:37pm Thu 17 Apr 14

jolllyboy says...

So it okay to spend money on porters and other buildings of no use to the residents but not on this iconic building.
We all know the area all along the sea front is an area of subsidence so even a new building will have a short life time - please note the new Museum will never last as long as thi, assuming it is ever built, with our money and without asking us .
So it okay to spend money on porters and other buildings of no use to the residents but not on this iconic building. We all know the area all along the sea front is an area of subsidence so even a new building will have a short life time - please note the new Museum will never last as long as thi, assuming it is ever built, with our money and without asking us . jolllyboy
  • Score: 5

3:40pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Yet more of the towns heritage about to to be destroyed by the council.
Isn't that whole area on the cliffs about to be redeveloped?
Yet more of the towns heritage about to to be destroyed by the council. Isn't that whole area on the cliffs about to be redeveloped? Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 4

4:45pm Thu 17 Apr 14

MHWoods says...

Many happy memories will go when the building goes but you can't expect the Council to pick up the tab jollyboy. It may be their land but it is not their building.
Many happy memories will go when the building goes but you can't expect the Council to pick up the tab jollyboy. It may be their land but it is not their building. MHWoods
  • Score: 4

5:04pm Thu 17 Apr 14

John Bull 40 says...

Ian P wrote:
Cockle wrote:
As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go. Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements. I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them.
Unfortunately, many of the historic landmark building you refer to have not simply been lost and replaced by characterless buildings but have been lost in order to replace them with totally characterless buildings.
Its just a large shed, get over it.
[quote][p][bold]Ian P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cockle[/bold] wrote: As someone interested in the unique history and heritage of Southend I find it immensely sad that the Alexandra Yacht Club building has to go. Obviously if the foundations are now unstable and it is hazardous to use then whatever has to be has to be but it is sad that it must now join a long list of architecturally interesting and historic landmark buildings that the town has lost; sadly most replaced by totally characterless replacements. I wish the Alexandra Yacht Club all the best in overcoming this blow and hope they still have a long history ahead of them as well as behind them.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, many of the historic landmark building you refer to have not simply been lost and replaced by characterless buildings but have been lost in order to replace them with totally characterless buildings.[/p][/quote]Its just a large shed, get over it. John Bull 40
  • Score: -21

7:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

scrounger‎ says...

Very sad I've had some good nights in there and I haven't got a yacht.
Very sad I've had some good nights in there and I haven't got a yacht. scrounger‎
  • Score: 8

8:24pm Thu 17 Apr 14

SARFENDMAN says...

It is a shame and even more so when considering the unexciting cloned constructions that now dominate show scant regard to any imaginative architectural thinking.
It is a shame and even more so when considering the unexciting cloned constructions that now dominate show scant regard to any imaginative architectural thinking. SARFENDMAN
  • Score: 2

10:30pm Thu 17 Apr 14

benfleet101 says...

Surely subsidence is covered by insurance?
Surely subsidence is covered by insurance? benfleet101
  • Score: 0

12:55am Fri 18 Apr 14

lucy10 says...

CarnMountification wrote:
lucy10 wrote:
Marriott fish chip shop next and the pub
IDIOT...
what you
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: Marriott fish chip shop next and the pub[/p][/quote]IDIOT...[/p][/quote]what you lucy10
  • Score: -6

10:41am Fri 18 Apr 14

jayman says...

its good to see the Southend Tory council is persevering with its aim to destroy historical heritage in Southend.

what was it Orwell wrote. "He who controls the past controls the future" and what book was that in?
its good to see the Southend Tory council is persevering with its aim to destroy historical heritage in Southend. what was it Orwell wrote. "He who controls the past controls the future" and what book was that in? jayman
  • Score: 6

10:44am Fri 18 Apr 14

jayman says...

still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.
still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0. jayman
  • Score: 3

10:46pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

jayman wrote:
still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.
What a lot of people do not know is that a leaseholder can in many instances be the one responsible for the upkeep of the building, it all depends on what is stated in the contact between the freeholder and leaseholder.

The freeholder is usually responsible to arrange repairs for such things as
the building's structure, including the roof and guttering and any parts of the building that are shared tenancy, however the freeholder is only responsible for these repairs if they are known about, there is no law stating that the freeholder has to carry out regular inspections of the building, it is the responsibility of the leaseholder to report any defects within the building to the freeholder.


Now bring on the thumbs down, I fully expect at lease 20, any less than that and you know I am right any more than that and you know I am right.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.[/p][/quote]What a lot of people do not know is that a leaseholder can in many instances be the one responsible for the upkeep of the building, it all depends on what is stated in the contact between the freeholder and leaseholder. The freeholder is usually responsible to arrange repairs for such things as the building's structure, including the roof and guttering and any parts of the building that are shared tenancy, however the freeholder is only responsible for these repairs if they are known about, there is no law stating that the freeholder has to carry out regular inspections of the building, it is the responsibility of the leaseholder to report any defects within the building to the freeholder. Now bring on the thumbs down, I fully expect at lease 20, any less than that and you know I am right any more than that and you know I am right. Joe Clark
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

jayman wrote:
still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.
Don't know what it quoted you on that last message of mine so I will do it here where I wanted it.

Everything I have seen relating to this story states it is being leased not sold, unless you can provide proof that it is being sold then why don't you say leased.
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.[/p][/quote]Don't know what it quoted you on that last message of mine so I will do it here where I wanted it. Everything I have seen relating to this story states it is being leased not sold, unless you can provide proof that it is being sold then why don't you say leased. Joe Clark
  • Score: 0

11:04am Sat 19 Apr 14

jayman says...

Joe Clark wrote:
jayman wrote:
still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.
What a lot of people do not know is that a leaseholder can in many instances be the one responsible for the upkeep of the building, it all depends on what is stated in the contact between the freeholder and leaseholder.

The freeholder is usually responsible to arrange repairs for such things as
the building's structure, including the roof and guttering and any parts of the building that are shared tenancy, however the freeholder is only responsible for these repairs if they are known about, there is no law stating that the freeholder has to carry out regular inspections of the building, it is the responsibility of the leaseholder to report any defects within the building to the freeholder.


Now bring on the thumbs down, I fully expect at lease 20, any less than that and you know I am right any more than that and you know I am right.
oh I apologies .. rolling lease for the next 100 years or something in that order. definitely not sold, just unavailable to the general public for a lifetime to use in the manor in which it was constructed.

i have given you only one dislike. Confines of only having one account on here i suppose.
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.[/p][/quote]What a lot of people do not know is that a leaseholder can in many instances be the one responsible for the upkeep of the building, it all depends on what is stated in the contact between the freeholder and leaseholder. The freeholder is usually responsible to arrange repairs for such things as the building's structure, including the roof and guttering and any parts of the building that are shared tenancy, however the freeholder is only responsible for these repairs if they are known about, there is no law stating that the freeholder has to carry out regular inspections of the building, it is the responsibility of the leaseholder to report any defects within the building to the freeholder. Now bring on the thumbs down, I fully expect at lease 20, any less than that and you know I am right any more than that and you know I am right.[/p][/quote]oh I apologies .. rolling lease for the next 100 years or something in that order. definitely not sold, just unavailable to the general public for a lifetime to use in the manor in which it was constructed. i have given you only one dislike. Confines of only having one account on here i suppose. jayman
  • Score: 1

11:08am Sat 19 Apr 14

jayman says...

Southend council wants to build a boathouse on an old landfill for the benefit of the wealthy few but actively wants to destroy a historically important building. If It where any other council, this building would be preserved, underpinned and listed.
Southend council wants to build a boathouse on an old landfill for the benefit of the wealthy few but actively wants to destroy a historically important building. If It where any other council, this building would be preserved, underpinned and listed. jayman
  • Score: 0

11:17am Sat 19 Apr 14

beppo1 says...

And yet people still vote for Tories in Southend borough.Wake up everybody!!
And yet people still vote for Tories in Southend borough.Wake up everybody!! beppo1
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

jayman wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
jayman wrote:
still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.
What a lot of people do not know is that a leaseholder can in many instances be the one responsible for the upkeep of the building, it all depends on what is stated in the contact between the freeholder and leaseholder.

The freeholder is usually responsible to arrange repairs for such things as
the building's structure, including the roof and guttering and any parts of the building that are shared tenancy, however the freeholder is only responsible for these repairs if they are known about, there is no law stating that the freeholder has to carry out regular inspections of the building, it is the responsibility of the leaseholder to report any defects within the building to the freeholder.


Now bring on the thumbs down, I fully expect at lease 20, any less than that and you know I am right any more than that and you know I am right.
oh I apologies .. rolling lease for the next 100 years or something in that order. definitely not sold, just unavailable to the general public for a lifetime to use in the manor in which it was constructed.

i have given you only one dislike. Confines of only having one account on here i suppose.
I hate these idiots who have multi log in's, sadly there are not many ways to prevent it from happening, the free web e-mail services are too easy to sign up too, perhaps change settings so only POP3 email address work, but then again people can make as many as they want, perhaps a charge to join would make people think twice about having more than one log in.

and thank you for apologizing, you really need to tell the whole factual side of things, I am somebody who will pick anyone up on a lack of facts or if they mislead with their comments.

Lets face facts fact is always better than fiction, give me a good real life book on human heroics or a good history book over Harry Potter and modern pop "stars" any day!
[quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jayman[/bold] wrote: still. Anna waite's company is about to get the Leas sun shelter. Southend Tory PLC 1, people of Southend 0.[/p][/quote]What a lot of people do not know is that a leaseholder can in many instances be the one responsible for the upkeep of the building, it all depends on what is stated in the contact between the freeholder and leaseholder. The freeholder is usually responsible to arrange repairs for such things as the building's structure, including the roof and guttering and any parts of the building that are shared tenancy, however the freeholder is only responsible for these repairs if they are known about, there is no law stating that the freeholder has to carry out regular inspections of the building, it is the responsibility of the leaseholder to report any defects within the building to the freeholder. Now bring on the thumbs down, I fully expect at lease 20, any less than that and you know I am right any more than that and you know I am right.[/p][/quote]oh I apologies .. rolling lease for the next 100 years or something in that order. definitely not sold, just unavailable to the general public for a lifetime to use in the manor in which it was constructed. i have given you only one dislike. Confines of only having one account on here i suppose.[/p][/quote]I hate these idiots who have multi log in's, sadly there are not many ways to prevent it from happening, the free web e-mail services are too easy to sign up too, perhaps change settings so only POP3 email address work, but then again people can make as many as they want, perhaps a charge to join would make people think twice about having more than one log in. and thank you for apologizing, you really need to tell the whole factual side of things, I am somebody who will pick anyone up on a lack of facts or if they mislead with their comments. Lets face facts fact is always better than fiction, give me a good real life book on human heroics or a good history book over Harry Potter and modern pop "stars" any day! Joe Clark
  • Score: -4

9:28am Sun 20 Apr 14

Leigh buoy says...

I am suspicious of the councils motives here.
As an ex member from the 70's and 80's I remember being told that repairs from the last subsidence had piled right down to sea level.
What are the chances that that area ends up in the hands of a corporate entity for the expansion of 'tourism' which actually only enriches an elite wealthy minority in the town.
I am suspicious of the councils motives here. As an ex member from the 70's and 80's I remember being told that repairs from the last subsidence had piled right down to sea level. What are the chances that that area ends up in the hands of a corporate entity for the expansion of 'tourism' which actually only enriches an elite wealthy minority in the town. Leigh buoy
  • Score: 5

11:15am Mon 21 Apr 14

Letmetryagain says...

It's a great shame, as it was a lovely old building. Although to be fair
it had seen better days.
A nice place to sit on a summer's evening to watch the world go by, while having a drink. It would be nice to think that another building could be built on the same spot, but that would I believe, be impractical, as well as very expensive.
It's a great shame, as it was a lovely old building. Although to be fair it had seen better days. A nice place to sit on a summer's evening to watch the world go by, while having a drink. It would be nice to think that another building could be built on the same spot, but that would I believe, be impractical, as well as very expensive. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Russ13 says...

I love the way that subsidence is being blamed on a political party lol

So many posters on here really do need to get a grip!

The facts are it's an old building, the cliffs have become unstable, sadly that's just a fact of life but it's not the fault of any politician or political party.

Had some good parties in the club many years back, it'll be a shame to see it go but maybe we can be a little more open minded and just perhaps the club will come back bigger & better with a new club house which is sympathetic to it's history and surroundings?
I love the way that subsidence is being blamed on a political party lol So many posters on here really do need to get a grip! The facts are it's an old building, the cliffs have become unstable, sadly that's just a fact of life but it's not the fault of any politician or political party. Had some good parties in the club many years back, it'll be a shame to see it go but maybe we can be a little more open minded and just perhaps the club will come back bigger & better with a new club house which is sympathetic to it's history and surroundings? Russ13
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Mon 21 Apr 14

beaulocks says...

Strange coincidence this

At least mr miller can crack on with his lagoon now.

Slipway nicked now clubhouse slipped.
Strange coincidence this At least mr miller can crack on with his lagoon now. Slipway nicked now clubhouse slipped. beaulocks
  • Score: 1

8:42pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Russ13 says...

Crack-pot conspiracy theories ahoy!

Please take a step back and re-read what you're typing people, seriously!
Crack-pot conspiracy theories ahoy! Please take a step back and re-read what you're typing people, seriously! Russ13
  • Score: -3

1:01pm Tue 22 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

beaulocks wrote:
Strange coincidence this At least mr miller can crack on with his lagoon now. Slipway nicked now clubhouse slipped.
........... into his plastic lagoon, hopefully
[quote][p][bold]beaulocks[/bold] wrote: Strange coincidence this At least mr miller can crack on with his lagoon now. Slipway nicked now clubhouse slipped.[/p][/quote]........... into his plastic lagoon, hopefully pembury53
  • Score: -2

9:09am Sun 27 Apr 14

AnthonyMc says...

I'm assuming the powers that be have explored and investigated every possible engineering solution before making such an extreme decision? I know from my work as a civil engineer there are many well established contractors and specialist contractors like Uretek that tackle issues like this everyday all over the UK. Check their site out or give them a call. Where there's a will there's a way.
I'm assuming the powers that be have explored and investigated every possible engineering solution before making such an extreme decision? I know from my work as a civil engineer there are many well established contractors and specialist contractors like Uretek that tackle issues like this everyday all over the UK. Check their site out or give them a call. Where there's a will there's a way. AnthonyMc
  • Score: 2

10:40pm Tue 6 May 14

Letmetryagain says...

AnthonyMc wrote:
I'm assuming the powers that be have explored and investigated every possible engineering solution before making such an extreme decision? I know from my work as a civil engineer there are many well established contractors and specialist contractors like Uretek that tackle issues like this everyday all over the UK. Check their site out or give them a call. Where there's a will there's a way.
They have done some underpinning in the past, but to do any more would be so expensive as to make it impractical. The ground there is just so unstable.

Subsidence had already done quite a lot of damage to the building.
[quote][p][bold]AnthonyMc[/bold] wrote: I'm assuming the powers that be have explored and investigated every possible engineering solution before making such an extreme decision? I know from my work as a civil engineer there are many well established contractors and specialist contractors like Uretek that tackle issues like this everyday all over the UK. Check their site out or give them a call. Where there's a will there's a way.[/p][/quote]They have done some underpinning in the past, but to do any more would be so expensive as to make it impractical. The ground there is just so unstable. Subsidence had already done quite a lot of damage to the building. Letmetryagain
  • Score: 0

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