Council confident over King’s Lynn town hall brick mix-up bill

King's Lynn Town Hall. ANL-140220-150246001
King's Lynn Town Hall. ANL-140220-150246001
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Council leaders do not expect to have to foot the bill for replacing incorrect brickwork on the renovations of Lynn’s town hall, a meeting has heard.

It was revealed in October that work on the mayor’s garage would have to be done again after it was found the wrong bricks had been used.

Officials had warned that replacement bricks could cost up to £8,000 to obtain and questions were raised on the issue during Thursday’s West Norfolk Council meeting.

But heritage portfolio holder Elizabeth Nockolds said she did not expect the taxpayer to be left with the bill.

She said: “We’re still negotiating with the architect but, as far as I know, we’re not going to pay a penny towards that.”

The work is being carried out as part of the £2.6 million Stories of Lynn project, which is intended to open up more of the complex’s heritage to the public.

External building work, which was temporarily halted when smoke mortars believed to date back to the First World War were found at the site last month, is expected to be completed in early February, before internal modifications begin.

The authority has said it remains confident the project will open in the spring.