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Fault found in building's glass front

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This futuristic glass-fronted building is being hailed as the latest landmark on the Walsall town centre skyline.

This futuristic glass-fronted building is being hailed as the latest landmark on the Walsall town centre skyline.

But hundreds of glass panels installed just weeks ago will have to be ripped out and replaced due to a "defect".

The building, on the corner of Littleton Street East and Hatherton Street, is the new £6.5 million headquarters for Walsall Housing Group. Around 300 WHG workers will be based there.

But passers-by had noticed a problem with the windows at the front of the building, as patches of mist or condensation started to form.

The building, which features a tree design as a nod to the nearby Arboretum, has 175 glass panels in total on its south side.

The foggy appearance has been put down to problems with the glazing. Bosses from WHG today said replacing the windows would not add any time to the project, which is due to be completed by the end of the year.

The work will be done at no extra cost to the housing group.

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