Nottingham

Victoria Centre work noise: Builders face legal action

Work at the Clocktower frontage
Image caption Residents live near to the building work at the Clocktower entrance

A legal notice is set to be served to builders working on the £40m redevelopment of the Victoria Centre over late night noise.

Residents in flats above the centre in Nottingham have said drilling work late at night and sometimes in the early hours has caused them sleep problems.

The city council said the notice would mean unacceptable noise beyond 22:00 GMT could result in legal action.

Contractors Laing O'Rourke had said it was committed to minimising disruption.

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Media captionA council tenant recorded the drilling sound late at night at his property

Lorraine Raynor, from the city council, said despite measures to reduce the noisiest work beyond 10pm, it has had complaints from residents.

Ms Raynor said: "A legal notice will be put in place which tightens up on the arrangements which means that unacceptable noise beyond 10pm could result in us taking legal action."

She added there would be a break in work for two weeks over Christmas and major structural work should be complete in the new year.

Residents had complained of being woken by drilling noises and some had said it was detrimental to their health.

Nottingham City Homes, who manage the flats, had said it would support residents who are struggling to find alternative accommodation, where appropriate.

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Image caption Artists impression of the new Clocktower entrance which is currently being worked on

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