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Shaken residents moved out of vibrating block of flats

The tremors are believed to have been caused by flooring fitted too tightly.

Marchburn Park: Vibration making life a misery for residents.
Marchburn Park: Vibration making life a misery for residents. STV

Repairs are being made to a vibrating block of flats in Aberdeen.

Shaken residents have been moved out while work is under way at Marchburn Park.

The tremors are believed to have been caused by flooring fitted too tightly to the building's frame.

People living in a neighbouring block suffering from the same problem claimed the vibrations were damaging their health.

Sharon Munro, who moved into a council flat on Marchburn Park in 2013, said her life had become unbearable.

"You wake up in the morning and instantly you feel sick," she said.

"Sometimes it's so bad that you are actually physically sick. You can't explain it. It's just this constant vibration that doesn't stop."

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An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said it would pay the living costs of affected tenants.

"After discussion and agreement with the contractor Robertsons, remedial work is to be carried out on an additional two blocks of flats which were constructed in the same way as the first block of flats," she said.

"We are transferring tenants, on a temporary basis, to same size and similar type accommodation within the same letting area.

"The tenants in one of the two blocks will be able to be housed in a flat which has already had the remedial work."

She added: "Discretionary payments will be made for removals and storage of belongings, and appropriate living costs.

"The remedial work to the additional two blocks of flats is due to start shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience to tenants."

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