Condition

of the

Buildings

The buildings are in varying conditions, as detailed below.

Façades

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The façades of 16 – 17 Sidney Street and 18 – 19 Sidney Street are generally in good condition.

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The façade of 21 Hobson Street is in poor condition. It requires regular abseiled safety inspections during which the glazed blocks from which it is constructed are checked, and fixed or removed where necessary.

Structures

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16 – 17 Sidney Street and 18 – 19 Sidney Street are generally in good condition structurally although water ingress on the top floor of 18 – 19 Sidney Street is starting to occur.

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21 Hobson Street is in poor condition structurally. Its roof is compromised in numerous places and it has suffered significant water ingress.

Internal

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The parts of 16 – 17 Sidney Street and 18 – 19 Sidney Street which are occupied are generally in good condition. The same cannot be said for the upper floors of both buildings and the rear parts of 16 – 17 Sidney Street however. These have suffered as a result of their relative inaccessibility and un-usability for tenants (due to lack of lifts and their layout).

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21 Hobson Street is in very poor condition internally. Its internal design and decoration was heavily altered when it was converted to a bingo hall, in a manner that detracts from its appeal. During the 12 years the building has lain vacant significant water ingress has caused damage to the roof, walls, and floors in a number of places. The basement has become prone to flooding.