The demolition of a Norwich city centre office block has seen further delay after it was revealed no start date had been set.

Victoria House, which once housed more than 1,000 Marsh insurance workers, had been pencilled in by developers, Lanpro, to be bulldozed before the end of September when it was approved by Norwich City Council on September 1.

But now a spokeswoman for demolition experts Goody Demolition has said a date is yet to be set for work to begin, with the company's inspectors visiting the site next week.

The demolition project has previously seen delays during the planning process while the city council ironed out details around the works and critics raised concerns about its environmental impact.

Eastern Daily Press: Victoria House seen from the airVictoria House seen from the air (Image: Mike Page)

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Norwich City Council did not have the power to stop the demolition but was able to make changes to the way work takes place and will have full say on the new development, which it is thought will be made up of at least 30pc of office space under planning laws.

The building has stood empty since the start of last year and developers Norwich Victoria now have five years to complete the demolition, which is expected to be complete within six months once work starts.

Eastern Daily Press: No date has been given for the demolition of Victoria HouseNo date has been given for the demolition of Victoria House (Image: Newsquest)

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It comes after Town Close Labour county councillor, Emma Corlett said the nature of the short consultation period had left those living nearby with "very little say".

Once the demolition starts work will take place between Monday and Friday from 8am to 5pm, with plans for Saturday working also afoot.

Weekly assessments of the work's impact will take place to assess noise, dust and vibrations, while weather conditions will be monitored in order to make sure large quantities of dust are not blown on to the surrounding streets.