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Posted 15 November 2016

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Westcliff before demolition development (2).jpg
Westcliff before demolition development (2).jpg

Demolition begins on Westcliff

Demolition of the Westcliff Estate’s Desert Rat pub, local library and bookmakers will begin today.

The demolition work is part of a £9 million homes and retail regeneration scheme delivered by Ongo and North Lincolnshire Council.

Pete Stones, Ongo’s Director of Regeneration, said: “This is a real milestone in delivering what promises to be an ambitious and exciting transformation.

“It will make such a difference to people living in the area and the wider community.”

North Lincolnshire Council will be carrying out the demolition work.

Cllr Liz Redfern, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is the start of the regeneration of Westcliff that will bring about many benefits. It really is an exciting time for the area. We plan to deliver a community hub that will be the heart of the community offering a range of services right on their doorstep.

“There is strong community spirit in Westcliff and residents have shown their support for change. We are working closely with residents to deliver a really positive outcome.”

The regeneration of the Westcliff precinct will include 41 new homes, a large One Stop grocery store, five other shops, a community hub for local clubs and events, and a play park for youngsters. The expected timescales are:

  • Work to start on site for the hub and retail units in October 2016
  • Work to start on site for the housing scheme in January 2017
  • Completion of the hub and retail units in January 2018
  • Demolition of the exiting precinct in March 2018
  • Completion of the housing scheme in March 2018

Completion is on track to unveil the new-look Westcliff precinct area by 2018-2019.

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