It’s a radically different scene in Immingham as the first three of six housing blocks are demolished on the town’s Washdyke Estate.
Marking the start of a new era for the neighbourhood, the first three blocks -Laceby House, Brigsley House and Weelsby House have gone with Barnoldby House, Hawerby House and Great Coates House to follow in coming weeks.
Split into two phases, the controlled demolition of phase one is being carried out by experienced specialists DSM Demolition Ltd – who carried out the successful demolition of Grimsby’s high-rise blocks.
Following very extensive public consultation, plans for the demolition of 13 blocks were announced last year.
All affected residents were offered rehousing, home-loss payments, variable disturbance payments and provided with a designated relocation support officer to assist in their rehousing.
Not only were the results of the public consultation considered when deciding upon whether to demolish but also declining demand for this type of accommodation, high tenancy turnover, outdated accommodation in need of modernisation, the impact of the government’s welfare reforms and the opportunity for much needed area regeneration.
This first phase of demolition is expected to be completed early next year.
We’re are currently carrying out feasibility studies to examine the potential opportunities to transform the area into a modern housing scheme providing a mix of affordable rental, shared and home ownership homes.
Lincolnshire Housing Partnership Limited registered as a charitable Community Benefit Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 with registered number: 7748. Data Protection registration number: ZA345449 Registered Office: Westgate Park, Charlton Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1SQ