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June 8 2012

Red Road flats set for Sunday blowdown
Safedem are to carry out one of the largest controlled demolitions ever undertaken in the UK this Sunday when they push the plunger on 153-213 Petershill Court, Red Road and a second block at 10-30 Petershill Court - both of which will be brought down simultaneously.

Rising to 28 and 26 floors respectively the Sam Bunton designed slab blocks have been in situ since the mid sixties but had become increasingly hard to let.

Theor controlled demolition follows a lengthy period of strip out carried out by the contractors, a painstaking process which entailed careful removal of asbestos panels and interior fittings.

A morning demolition is planned after residents are evacuated from nearby properties by 9am, with the expectation that the block will be dust by midday - although it could be earlier.

An exclusion zone will be in place throughout the demolition but Safedem have installed a live webcam at the site to give the curious a ringside seat of the action.

Demolition of the entire Red Road estate should be completed by 2016.

4 Comments

Mark Anthony
#1 Posted by Mark Anthony on 8 Jun 2012 at 12:43 PM
This should make for very interesting viewing as some unusual construction methods and limitations on drop-zone space will mean this does not follow the usual "gone in five seconds" implosion format. http://www.demolitionnews.com/2012/06/08/big-but-not-necessarily-beautiful/
Kerr Nottajot
#2 Posted by Kerr Nottajot on 8 Jun 2012 at 20:05 PM
How much is the total cost of build and demolish versus the rental? And is it inappropriate to provide suggestions for CEOs of multinational architecture firms to be installed on top first?
daniel
#3 Posted by daniel on 10 Jun 2012 at 17:44 PM
there was no worning to say its going off it just went down but it was good
daniel
#4 Posted by daniel on 10 Jun 2012 at 17:44 PM
there was no worning to say its going off it just went down but it was good

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