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Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 September 2005, 10:38 GMT 11:38 UK
Asbestos found in town landmark
Bass Maltings
The public can view an exhibition inside from viewing platforms
Workers have been called in to remove asbestos at a Lincolnshire landmark after a survey revealed the problem.

The Maltings in Sleaford has been earmarked to be redeveloped into flats, restaurants, an art centre and shops in a 55m project.

It is closed to the public until the asbestos is removed, but viewing platforms have been put outside to show an art exhibition on display inside.

Officials are looking at different options for removing the asbestos.

Malting at the Grade II listed buildings, which are now empty, stopped in 1960.

The semi-derelict buildings were built nearly 100 years ago and parts were damaged by fire in the mid-1970s.

The regeneration project is being backed by the Prince of Wales's Phoenix Trust, which promotes new uses for historic buildings.

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