Hyderabad: Intach-Hyderabad has declared the Errum Manzil structure, which is slated for demoltion for the new Assembly building, is sound.
Intach carried out a physical and visual inspection and found that the foundation, other substructural level elements and super structure were sound.
A three-member team consisting of Intach-Hyderabad convener P. Anuradha Reddy, engineer S.P. Anchuri and structural consultant and architect P. Naga Praveen, assistant professor, Aurora’s Design Institute, inspected the building.
The team felt that the heritage features were worthy of retention in any adaptive reuse proposal. The building can be made structurally sound after rehabilitation, repairs and partial reconstruction to be executed under the supervision of experts.
The report said the building had suffered negligence. The team observed that the work of strengthening the building was done in an improper sequence using incompatible construction methods and materials. Improper repair in some places caused the deterioration of the structural and nonstructural elements.
The team said that adaptive reusing of an old building will reduce the energy consumption that usually comes with demolishing a structure and building a new one to replace it. It restores an old building for a new use, which attracts appreciation for the site’s historical significance and maintains links to the past. It reduces financial burden on the exchequer....