Construction of Newcastle’s Hadrian’s Tower uncdrtain due to coronavirus outbreak

The construction of Hadrian’s Tower, based in Newcastle, is set to continue despite the recent outbreak of the coronavirus.

Hadrian’s Tower, which will stand at 83 metres tall, will be home to 162 apartments in the heart of the city centre.
It will create new homes for many people, whilst also creating a lot of jobs for locals, boosting the local economy.

The tower will become an iconic addition to the skyline of the city and will be recognised as a landmark amongst residents and the wider region.

The tower, which was set to be completed later this year, will stand at 27 storeys high and will become the city’s tallest building.

However, construction on the building may be halted, due to the recent concerns around the coronavirus.

A Tolent spokesperson said: “The health and wellbeing of our colleagues and supply chain partners continue to be our number one priority throughout this highly dynamic situation.

“All welfare procedures and systems on sites that remain open are fully compliant with the guidelines issued by the Government via the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, to ensure that all teams can and are adhering to the 2m social distancing rule.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson did not include any restrictions on construction works when he addressed the nation to announce the lockdown.

However, Harry Weaving, Policy and Communications Business Partner at Newcastle City Council, said: “The national guidance is clear on construction sites and it is up to individual developers to adhere to this.”

A Tolent spokesperson added: “We continue to monitor the situation diligently and will adapt accordingly to any subsequent advice from the Government.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the completion date for the tower may be pushed back, as the UK continues it fight against the virus.

Once construction is finished, the tower will be home to a Sky Bar with outstanding views of the city and surrounding areas.

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