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Scaffolding both inside and outside Red House Glass Cone amid warning it could overlook homes

External scaffolding is set to be erected around the iconic Grade II listed Red House Glass Cone in Dudley - with the framing set to be around for 40 weeks.

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Work on the Red House Glass Cone. Photo: Councillor Adam Davies

As part of the 18-month restoration, scaffolding is set to be installed at the end of October as work continues on the project thanks to a £1.5 million investment.

Nearby residents have been warned their homes could be overlooked by the scaffolding and no form of covering can be attached to the structure due to the complexity.

Work began in July on the historical building which has operated for more than 150 years, having been built in the period between 1788 and 1794, and is one of four surviving glass cones in the UK.

Bridge Street in Wordsley, Stourbridge, is set to be closed to traffic from the junction of Camp Hill to the junction of John Street, with the closure set to take place from 6am on Thursday, October 26, to 6pm on Friday, October 27 to allow a crane to operate on the Red House Glass Cone, and traffic will be diverted around the closure.