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Lichfield hotel draws up plan to replace columns damaged after building was hit by a car

A Lichfield hotel damaged after being hit by a car is set to be repaired.

Workmen examining the damage at St Johns House

Workmen examining the damage at St Johns House

Planning permission has been sought to rebuild three pillars outside St Johns House.

The Greek revival style building suffered major damage in February after a car struck the frontage, causing one column to collapse and damage another.

Now the owners hope to reconstruct the pillars and repair other problems caused by the crash.

In a planning statement they said: “The visual and physical damage caused to the colonnade of St Johns House is significant.

“The repairs will ensure the building is put back into good structural repair, while ensuring original detailing and finish is maintained.”

As well as rebuilding the columns, the plan would also see a new “discrete” steel beam installed to repair damage to the parapet supported by the columns, while other minor cracks will also be repaired.

Full details of the proposal can be seen on Lichfield District Council’s planning website.

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