Originally Posted by kellisurbex
The estate was split up into 2 phases, Royal Close end was Phase 1 and that is almost complete with the new houses. Phase 2 which you have photographed here has had some soft demo action.
Where you would have entered the site was the bin blocks:
A photo taken in October 2011.
These are now reduced to rubble to allow the diggers through. Since February 2012, there has been 7 large fires, 1 set made local news because of the number of fire engines that were on scene.
A photo taken in February 2012.
As I say at the moment the buildings are being prepared for a soft demo, everything on the insides is now making the floor on the outside. Windows are being taken out, doors off, rubbish removed. I am not being told at the moment if the place is going to be fully stripped first or if they are doing it in sections. The developers and demolition team give me alot of information but the action "date" isn't very clear so far.
Taken in April 2012
Many know on here that this place is like a second home for me and I am there daily, to the point where the security ignore me, developers say hello and the demolition guys give me funny looks. It will be a shame when they are pulled down because there are still people's memories inside, left behind never to be seen again.
Sorry for adding these pics here, but pictures speak louder than words (and can show what the hell I'm actually on about! LOL!