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Work to tear down 'eyesore' Kidderminster building to start

By Thomas Parkes | Kidderminster | News | Published:

Work to demolish an "eyesore" building in Kidderminster is set to get under way next week.

Crown House, Bull Ring, will be torn down after Wyre Forest District Council agreed a deal with Telereal Trillium in February this year.

Telereal Trillium has appointed Elford Demolition and Remediation Ltd, based in Wednesbury, to take on the work which starts on Monday.

Funding for the demolition of the building was being met by the firm, the council has said.

Cabinet member councillor Fran Oborski MBE said: “I am delighted work to demolish Crown House will start this month with Telereal Trillium fully covering the cost.

"The demolition of this eyesore from Kidderminster is another positive step forward for the town.

“We are working really hard alongside our partners to improve Kidderminster town centre with public realm works, the redevelopment of Lion Fields and opening up Worcester Street to traffic.

“I’m confident the demolition of Crown House will kick-start further opportunities to improve Kidderminster’s retail offer and revitalise the Bull Ring as a key gateway into the town.”

The demolition is expected to be completed in January 2020, with work starting on the lower sections of the building – followed by the seven-storey tower block.

Jonny Pitts, planning and disposals director at Telereal Trillium, said: “Crown House has been disused and increasingly an eyesore for many years.

"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with the council that allows the demolition of the site, unlocking new opportunities for future development and supporting the council in their transformation and revitalisation plans for Kidderminster.”

Thomas Parkes

By Thomas Parkes
Trainee Reporter - @TParkes_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch at thomas.parkes@expressandstar.co.uk.

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