Restoration work on the mid-19th century structure is supposed to be completed by the end of 2021, but the repair bill has now gone up significantly. Not only did the project team find that potentially lethal asbestos fibres were present in “unexpected places” in the tower, but pollution problems and damage caused by Second World War bombs have also contributed to the rise in costs.
The expenditure set at £18.6 million jumped to almost £80 million, after the discovery of a number of issues in the building, including asbestos.
Work to examine and repair the tower from top to bottom began in 2017. Hundreds of specialist craftspeople from around the UK are contributing to the restoration project, encompassing such traditional trades as stone masonry, glass cutting, gilding and horology.
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