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Adjaye's burrower renovations

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David Adjaye is set to revamp the Hackney house which once belonged to ‘Mole Man’

The house, now owned by two artists, has a series of underground tunnels which the eccentric William Lyttle carved out over 40 years.

The 79-year-old Lyttle was evicted in 2006 after the council became aware of his mole-like activities.

Previous plans for the house included building two four-storey houses in its place, but these were thrown out at planning.

The artists have suggested that they plan to trace the existing footprint of the tunnels to create a basement.

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