Demolition crews swung into action at the end of January as work began to demolish empty council properties.
Woodhead Living is currently undertaking the enabling works for North Kesteven District Council.
Work has now begun on two of the six houses, which are adjoining others being retained. They are being taken down by hand. This work will continue through to the Spring.
Councillor Stewart Ogden, who has Executive Board oversight for housing, helped remove the roof of the first building. He said: “This is a significant day as this is one of the sites that has been in need of redevelopment for the longest period and it has finally come to fruition. It is going to be fantastic for Sleaford.”
The enabling works have been procured through the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) Framework. The aim of empa, which was formed by local authorities in the East Midlands and is managed by Scape, is to improve the procurement and delivery of construction projects and property maintenance for public sector bodies saving time and money for them and in turn for council taxpayers.
From left – Craig Pygall – Construction Director, Woodhead, Coun. Stuart Ogden, Simon Rushby – health and safety officer for Bloom demolition contractors and Andy Evans – Site Manager for Woodhead.