Work is progressing to transform a building once dubbed “the most expensive pigeon coop in the country”.
Builders have been busy transforming Constantine House in Wisbech over the last few months. Fenland District Council were considering prosecuting the building’s owners after work set out in a section 216 notice had not been completed by the deadline of October 26. The case was due to appear before King’s Lynn magistrates on December 2. But it was adjourned for four weeks after work started on site on November 30. Cllr David Oliver, leader of Wisbech Town Council and the district’s cabinet member for dilapidated buildings and enforcement, has welcomed the progress. He said: “They have just about complete putting the windows in with just a couple of larger ones to finish.
“The roof has been completed so it is looking a lot better than it was. “The owner still has some work to do but it is a vast improvement on what it was 12 months ago.” PICTURE: mfcp16af01005