Neighbours' fury as they claim 'diabolical' building works for TV show is damaging their houses

Mail Online | 12/14/2018 | Tom Witherow;Henry Goodwin For The Daily Mail
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Residents living next to the new EastEnders set vented their fury yesterday after learning they will have to endure five more years of construction chaos.

Neighbours described how the ‘diabolical’ building work has shaken their houses, damaging walls and ceilings.

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The builders use heavy machinery including diggers, cranes and drills between 8am and 6pm on weekdays, as well as on Saturday mornings, residents said.

Work on the project, which was unveiled in 2015, was meant to be completed by August this year but it has been heavily delayed and will cost licence fee payers £27million more than originally budgeted.

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The new set for the soap opera is being constructed at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, where the original is located, but most locals were unaware of the delays until they read Thursday’s newspapers.

The set, which will allow EastEnders to be produced in high definition TV, was originally scheduled to cost £59.7million. But a National Audit Office report revealed the BBC’s poor planning and lack of expertise means it will actually cost £86.7million – 45 per cent more – and...
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