The Beech Hill area in Halifax, West Yorkshire, has been successfully cleared to make way for hundreds of new affordable homes. Rhodar completed the demolition of three, 18-storey high rise tower blocks, nine garages and a council depot as part of the development project.
The 40-week project saw the recycling of 150,000 tonnes of brick rubble, 700 tonnes of metal waste, 210 tonnes of general waste and 140 tonnes of hard core.
Over 100 operatives were on site during key phases, with one of the UK’s largest excavators – a 120 tonne, 54m super high-reach excavator – used to demolish the flats from the top down.
This will help drive forward the regeneration plans for Beech Hill from the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership, a partnership between Together Housing and Calderdale Council.
The new homes will be delivered on site over the next five years.
This project has received £2.2 million investment from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.