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City Quay developer claims ‘there are no structural issues’

The developer behind the Halliday Fraser Munro-designed City Quay scheme in Dundee has hit back at claims that the waterfront building is unsafe after cracks were found

The developer behind the Halliday Fraser Munro-designed City Quay scheme in Dundee has hit back at claims that the waterfront building is unsafe after cracks were found.

Last week it emerged that AWG Property had contacted five residents in the ‘luxury’ flats, asking them to leave their properties to allow experts to investigate the structure of the building.

Cracks had been found on stairwells and the exterior of the apartments and, according to reports on the BBC’s website, more were ‘appearing on a daily basis’.

However, the developer has talked down any fears, saying the inspections were ‘purely precautionary’.

A spokesman for AWG Property said: ‘We can categorically state there are no health and safety issues whatsoever associated with City Quay in Dundee.

‘All of our investigations to date have indicated that there are no structural issues.’

The spokesman continued: ‘Our engineers can confirm that any cracking previously examined in individual properties and currently visible on the stairwell are localised and will be dealt with through an ongoing maintenance programme as is common with many new-build properties.

‘We are happy to talk to every resident on this matter and can assure them our investigations and any appropriate repairs will be carried out as soon as it is convenient to them.’

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