Demolition is almost complete

Demolition work nearing completion on the  former Hartlepool College of Further Education site.
Demolition work nearing completion on the former Hartlepool College of Further Education site.
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THE demolition of a former college building is almost complete and is on track to be finished by the end of next month.

The old Hartlepool College of Further Education building, in Stockton Street, Hartlepool, has now been flattened.

It leaves construction workers only having to get rid of the rubble and landscape a large car park ready for completion at the end of June.

College bosses praised Miller Construction workers who have gradually pulled the former site to pieces since staff and students moved next door to the new state-of-the-art £53m building in August last year.

A college spokeswoman said: “The demolition is just about complete.

“It should all be completed by the end of June, like originally planned.

“The workers have been absolutely superb.

“They have caused no disruption and we are delighted it has gone to plan.”

Once the rubble from the demolition has all been removed, workers will complete the transformation of the site into the large landscaped car park.

The move to the new Hartlepool College of Further Education building has already been hailed a huge success.

The Duke of York, HRH Prince Andrew, officially opened the building and praised the college for its commitment to helping young people make the step from eduction into employment.

The impressive campus is home to various specialist facilities including a top of the range gym and wellbeing centre and spa and beauty salon.

It also boasts a three-floor learning core where students can study between lessons as well as dining options for students, staff and visitors at the Flagship Restaurant, Food Court and two cafes.