Westlegate Tower in Norwich owners reassure public over routine repairs

The damaged panel being removed by an specialist abseil team in the hours after the storm. Picture:

The damaged panel being removed by an specialist abseil team in the hours after the storm. Picture: Norwich Residential Management - Credit: Archant

The owners of Westlegate Tower in Norwich have reassured the public that work taking place on Sunday, July 16, is routine.

Westlegate Tower in Norwich city centre. Photo: Steve Adams

Westlegate Tower in Norwich city centre. Photo: Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

The city's tallest tower block suffered damage when Storm Doris hit the city earlier this year, and is being repaired.

A panel of cladding became detached from the building on February 23. It was removed by an abseil team in the days after the storm, and will be replaced this weekend.

A spokesman from Norwich Residential Management (NRM), who manage the tower, said: 'there's been a lot of focus on tower blocks recently'.

He added: 'NRM wishes to make it clear that this work has no connection with the ongoing investigations on high rise properties following the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower.'


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Westlegate will be closed from 7am on Sunday morning, until around 12pm.

The work is expected to take no more than half a day and residents of the tower block and nearby businesses have been informed of the works and the road closure.

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