Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn facade develops a crack

A crack in the stonework of a two-year-old theatre in Shrewsbury is being investigated by contractors.

Scaffolding has been put up round a section of Theatre Severn, which was opened in March 2009 by the Earl of Wessex.

Shropshire Council said the problem was caused by a "minor movement" in the building's facade.

The theatre, on Frankwell Quay on the River Severn, was built to replace the music hall, in the town centre.

Steve Law, council building services manager said: "This investigatory work is being undertaken by the contractor who originally built the theatre, at no cost to Shropshire Council.

"Should the need for additional remedial works be identified then again this would be carried out at no cost to Shropshire Council."

Mr Law said the public should not be inconvenienced by the investigation and any subsequent "remedial work".

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