Massey Ferguson tower block to make way for school

By Matthew Bates 24/05 Updated: 24/05 11:25

A MASSEY Ferguson tower block is set to be demolished to make way for a school.

The 16-storey office block in Tile Hill, built in the 1960s, is set to be pulled down in July.

Work has already started to strip fittings and fixtures to ensure the controlled collapse of the building goes smoothly.

It is part of a huge overhaul of the area, where over 800 new homes have already been built.

Richard Oldroyd, from Persimmon Homes - the group behind the project - said: "The tower block has been empty for a number of years and is a familiar sight for residents and former employees of Massey Ferguson.

"It may be an end of an era for some but it is helping to open the doors for many future home owners hoping to get on the property ladder and will bring further enhancements to the community.

"Safety is our priority and the demolition will be carefully controlled to minimise disruption for people in the surrounding area."

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