Mixenden flats are demolished

Demolition of Hebble Court, Mixenden,
Demolition of Hebble Court, Mixenden,

A block of flats which has stood tall for five decades is being demolished.

The 16-storey Hebble Court development, at Hebble Lane, Mixenden, was built in 1965, but has now come down as owners, the Together Housing Group, say it would be uneconomic to keep the building open.

Demolition of Hebble Court

Demolition of Hebble Court

A spokesperson for Together Housing said: “We have an over-supply of flats in the area.

“It made economic sense to re-house the remaining tenants rather than spend money on refurbishment.

“The building was over half empty when the decision was made.

“The three neighbouring blocks, Jumples, Wheatley Court and Mixenden Court, had enough spare capacity to re-house them all.”

The work was carried out by A.R Demolition, based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, who invited pupils from Ash Green Primary School, Mixenden, to go and watch the action.

Laura Thompson, assistant head teacher, said: “This was such a valuable experience for the children and something that they will remember forever.”