Outdated flats finally demolished in Heath Town estate transformation

Heaps of rubble now pile high where outdated flats in Wolverhampton once stood.

The tower blocks in Heath Town have finally been razed to the ground to pave the way for more than 300 new homes.

Demolition crews have been working to clear the site in Chervil Rise, with work expected to continue until the summer.

Photographs recently taken of the area show the fragments of the former housing blocks, which had been left empty for years.

Councillor Milkinder Jaspal, who represents the Heath Town ward, said he was pleased the development work was moving forward.

He added: "I think it will make a difference to the area and quality of life for the residents.

"You can put new builds anywhere, but if there are not maintained, they become an eyesore. So it will be up to the residents to look after the properties."

The buildings were pulled down as part of Wolverhampton council's regeneration programme, which will see its revised Heath Town Masterplan rejuvenate the area.

A mixture of one and two bedroom apartments, two bedroom bungalows and two, three and four bedroom houses are set to built.

The 380 homes, which will have parking, will be for both sale and rent and include new council properties.

Walkways and garages were demolished in the Hobgate Road area during phase one of the project, which began in November.

Ling House's ground and lower floors were also refurbished to provide new office, meeting and activity space for the Hope Family Centre.

The demolition of the flats marks phase two of the project, with the council set to look at procuring the site once complete.

Garages, a disused underground car park, 36 maisonettes and other vacant buildings will also be cleared as part of the demolition programme.

Birmingham-based DSM Demolition won a contract worth £941,367.55 from the council to carry out the demolition works.

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