One Vision Housing in Merseyside has received planning permission to demolish two 14-storey vacant blocks of flats in Seaforth, with J Bryan appointed to carry out a controlled demolition on both buildings simultaneously.
There are currently no plans to build on the sites of Churchill House and Montgomery House at Kings Park, but the plot will be made safe, leveled and turfed.
Those living within close proximity to the tower blocks have now been informed about the demolition, and have been asked to leave their properties for a short period of time on demolition day.
Local residents have been invited to attend a consultation event on Thursday 10 March to raise any questions they may have with staff from One Vision Housing and the demolition company. The demolition is due to take place before summer 2016.
One Vision Housing is currently building 14 homes for affordable rent near to Kings Park in Seaforth; and is targeting 500 new homes on other sites this year.
Arturo Gulla, One Vision Housing’s operations director for asset management, said: “The decision to demolish the buildings has been welcomed by local residents and councillors. It will have positive implications for the regeneration of the area and surrounding neighbourhoods.”