Demolition of Steam Mill starts!

Now here is the good news- Yes! I very much welcome the information reported here, IMG_6004 Corn hill photoand the start to demolition. We need the highway back making a full contribution to the local network in this part of the city.

Former Steam Mill demolition gets underway

Released: Monday August 17, 2015

 

The difficult process of safely demolishing the former Steam Mill at Corn Hill in Wolverhampton is now underway.Structural engineers’ reports to ascertain the structural integrity of the Grade II-listed building confirmed it is badly deteriorated, cannot be safely repaired and is dangerous.

 

The City of Wolverhampton Council last month served notice of demolition under section 78 of the Building Act 1984. Neptune has purchased the building on behalf of the Wolverhampton Interchange Partnership and Balfour Beatty is carrying out the demolition process, which is expected to take a number of weeks. Councillor Peter Bilson, Cabinet Member for City Assets, said: “The poor condition and complex nature of this building makes it very challenging to pull down safely. “The safety of the public and the workforce has got to be paramount in the process, with Balfour Beatty working as expediently as possible.

“The removal of the former Steam Mill will enable us to move onto the next phase of the Interchange project, which will see the extension and refurbishment of the railway station multi-storey car park.”

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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