Site demolition closes road

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MOTORISTS travelling through Rotherham will find a main route in the town centre closed as a seven-storey building is demolished.

From 7pm this Saturday, March 24, until 6am on Sunday, the A630 Centenary Way is to be shut in both directions to allow for the safe demolition of Crinoline House.

The seven-storey building on Effingham Street, built in the early 1970s, housed Rotherham Council’s social services department before staff moved out in 2010.

Contractors began the internal strip-out of the building in January in preparation for demolition.

The council is moving staff out of various buildings around the town and into Riverside House on Main Street.

The move is so key sites can be released and developed as part of the town’s ‘Renaissance’ regeneration programme.

Road signs and diversions will be in place on Saturday.