A HISTORIC base for one of Hartlepool’s oldest firms is being cleared.
Housebuilding company Yuill Homes has moved from its base of more than 40 years at Cecil House in Loyalty Road to Hartlepool Marina last month.
The former Cecil House headquarters, which was built in the 1960s, are being demolished and cleared to make way for a housing development.
Yuill Homes has planning permission for 25 properties including two to four-bedroom houses as well as a bungalow for the disabled. The firm is now based at Tranquility House which used to be the home of Garlands Call Centre at the marina.
The move was hailed as “the start of a bright new era” and has seen the firm take over all four floors of the 14,700 sq ft Tranquility House which it is renting.
David Mullins, managing director at Yuill Homes, said: “Yuill Homes has had the heart of its business in Hartlepool since our inception and we were keen to stay within the town, with many of our staff living locally.
“Cecil House was our home for many years and now we look forward to providing high quality homes for others on the site.”
Yuill Homes began stripping the internal aspects of Cecil House out last week, with demolition of the exterior building shell starting yesterday and finishing early next week.
Next week will also see the foundations of the building being dug out and replaced by foundations for the new homes being planned.
Bosses say the firm will be recycling materials from the demolition.