Work to bring down a block of flood-hit flats is due to begin the week commencing October 8, with builders Dunelm Homes taking lead responsibility.
Spencer Court in Newburn, Newcastle, will be destroyed after building surveyors deemed it was “beyond saving” following severe flooding towards the end of September.
It follows a long and complex series of meetings to hammer out consents for the demolition, between residents, managing agents, insurers, consulting engineers, health and safety agencies and Newcastle City Council, who in turn have been meeting with their own advisors and legal teams.
Hundreds of tonnes of stone will be brought in by lorry to fill in the huge chasm created around Spencer Court by the floodwater.
This will create a platform that demolition machinery can sit on safely.
Dunelm Homes has also announced it will pay compensation to families who were forced to evacuate their flood-damaged homes in Mill Vale.
Anyone with queries can either visit Dunelm Homes site office or call 07771 930287.
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