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Aerial photograph shows scale of Dudley's Cavendish House demolition

By Jamie Brassington | Dudley | Latest photos | Published:

It looks like a giant cake with a large chunk bitten out of it.

Demolition work continuing on Cavendish House, Dudley

But this aerial photograph in fact shows how work is progressing on demolishing Dudley eyesore Cavendish House.

The multi-storey tower block is being taken down piece by piece.

It will help pave the way for a multi-million-pound regeneration of the town centre.

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The office block has been empty for years and it became a blot on the landscape.

Dudley Council tried for years to demolish the building which overlooks the Dudley Bypass, known as Duncan Edwards Way.

However work is now finally progressing and this incredible aerial image, taken by Express & Star photographer Tim Thursfield, shows the progress.

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The demolition is expected to finish by the summer.

The building needs to be removed in order for the regeneration of the area to take place. Plans are in the pipeline for a new development on the land featuring residential, leisure and retail buildings.

The Midland Metro tram line will also run nearby and that is planned to open by 2023.

Speaking in January, Dudley Council leader Patrick Harley said: "It has been a blot on the skyline of the town centre for far too long but today’s news is a symbol of the recovery and resurgence of Dudley.

"Within weeks the building will finally come down and work will start on another exciting development for the borough.

"We plan to invest more than £700 million in the town centre over the next five years. Along with the new bus and tram interchange, and the proposed Metro extension from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill which will run through Dudley, it promises an exciting future."

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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