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Reason for scaffolding on office is revealed

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A LARGE amount of scaffolding and a temporary rainproof structure have been erected over Liberation House while work on the building’s roof is carried out.

Liberation House covered in scaffolding

In recent months Islanders have speculated on social media as to why they think the metalwork has been erected but the managing agent for the building, opposite the Jersey International Finance Centre, has now revealed its true purpose.

Phil Dawes, managing director of D2 Real Estate, said: ‘All I would say is that the landlord has to maintain the building and work now needs to be undertaken,’ he said.

‘Maintenance is being carried out on the roof, which means moving air-conditioning units around, and that requires scaffolding. I have no idea how long it is going to take.’

Mr Dawes also responded to claims which appeared on social media that the building, completed in 2007, was subsiding.

‘There is no truth in that – it is categorically, 100 per cent, not subsiding,’ he said.

Liberation House, along with its adjacent sister building, Windward House, were both bought by the Channel Islands Property Fund in 2016 for £34 million.

The complex is home to the Jersey offices of Ernst and Young, BDO Ltd and Sancus Ltd, among others.

Ed Taylor

By Ed Taylor
Journalist

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