It’s the end of an era in Rotherham – where demolition crews have moved in to the old Civic Centre building on Nottingham Street.
Work has started first on the demolition of Norfolk House, the former council base. In the six-month project Norfolk House, the Civic Centre and the old Central Library will all be demolished.
The Centenary Way flyover is also to be removed.
Demolition marks the latest stage in the Rotherham Renaissance programme. The headquarters of the council and the town’s main library have been relocated to the new Riverside House a mile away.
After clearance the site is to be redeveloped as a Tesco Extra superstore.
The clearance work is by Ron Hull Demolition who have spent three weeks carrying out preparation work.