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Cabinet Office work completion set for 2017

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All hands to the task: Richard Minors of the Works & Engineering Department busy on renovation work at Cabinet Office (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Michael Dunkley, the Premier, will have to make do with a temporary office for several more months as work continues on the renovation of the Cabinet Office.

Work started two months ago and Cabinet Secretary Derrick Binns said yesterday it was unlikely to be finished until early in the New Year.

Dr Binns said the work entails asbestos abatement, mould removal, window replacement, roof repair and plumbing and electrical upgrades.

In the meantime, Mr Dunkley and the Cabinet Office staff are being housed at Innovation House on Reid Street.

“The public will be aware that since June the Cabinet Office has been temporarily closed in order for the building to undergo extensive repair works to satisfy health and safety requirements,” added Mr Binns.

“Costs for the works have been allocated and budgeted for under the Ministry of Public Works. It should be noted that renovations to the Cabinet Office have been proposed since 2004. Members of the public wishing to contact the Cabinet Office can call 292-5501.”

Under renovation: work includes asbestos abatement, mound removal and roof repairs (Photograph by Akil Simmons)
Out of use: the Cabinet Office has been temporarily closed since June (Photograph by Akil Simmons)