Motherwell tower block being prepped for demo
April 21 2011
With 160 flats Glencairn Tower is the largest of 49 such blocks within the local authority area but has fallen out of favour after a repair bill running to more than £10m was presented to the council.
Instead officials have opted to proceed with £700k demolition contract signed with Technical Demolition Services Ltd, who will recoup a further £400k from the sale of recyclable materials.
TDS are already on site stripping out fixtures and fittings from the 1964 tower, in preparation for an explosive blow down in the autumn.
500 new affordable homes are to be built across North Lanarkshire as part of the council’s £75m Building for the Future programme.
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