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Tower demolition confirmed by Persimmon Homes

10 July 2012

The 16 storey AGCO tower block on Banner Lane in Coventry will be blow down on Sunday 8th July, co-ordinated by demolition experts, Cuddy Group, and Persimmon Homes South Midlands.

The removal of the tower forms the next stage of the housebuilder’s redevelopment of the area, which has already seen the construction of over 600 new homes with a further 400 properties expected to follow.

The new land forms part of an area to be offered to the Council for the provision of a new primary school and playing field, for use by the school and the community, under the Coventry City Council’s confirmed planning agreement.

To ensure the safety of public, an exclusion zone will be enforced by 8am which will see the temporary closure of Banner Lane. It is anticipated that the road will be reopened by 12noon.

Speaking of the demolition Richard Oldroyd, Persimmon Homes South Midlands managing director, said: “Safety is our priority and, under the instruction of demolition experts Cuddy Group, the blow down will be carefully controlled and is taking place on a Sunday morning to help minimise disruption for people in the surrounding area.

“We are delighted that The Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry, Councillor Tim Sawdon, and six-year-old, Daisy Uranjek, representative from our nominated charity Acorns Children’s Hospice, will be joining us on the Sunday to push the button which will trigger the collapse of the tower.”

“This will be a memorable day for local residents and will help open the doors for new home owners while bringing further enhancements to the community.”

Following the demolition, which is expected to be seen from at least two miles away, a comprehensive clean down programme will commence to ensure that shop owners can reopen their businesses as swiftly as possible and residents can safely return to their properties.

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