Final countdown for General Hospital

March 20, 2014 9:58 am

MgHupdate

The final section of the former Mansfield General Hospital is about to come down, following a six month project to demolish the building and remediate the 1.3 hectare site.

Contractors CMEC Demolition of Nottingham are getting ready to knock down the last remaining tower of the derelict building, which has remained unoccupied for the past 20 years.

Mansfield District Council bought the hospital in June 2013 and appointed CMEC to carry out the work of organising and managing the removal of asbestos, as well as demolishing the property. The work is currently on course for completion by 21 April 2014.

Residents have been able to follow the demolition of the hospital, thanks to a time-lapse camera system, which has been set up to track the dismantling of the building from start to finish. The high-definition system takes round-the-clock photographs of the site every 15 minutes. These images will be turned into a short video showing the transformational change.

The Executive Mayor Tony Egginton said: “I am delighted that we are in the final stages of clearing the site and on course for completion in April. The hospital was unoccupied for 20 years and had become both a dangerous structure and an eyesore for residents. We have made a commitment as a Council to remove this building and remediate the site. We are hoping that the land will be ready and available for development at the end of the year.”

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