Just like starting over

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THE clear up at the site of the former Glencairn Tower in Motherwell is now complete.

Following the demolition of the 17-storey structure late last year, a huge crushing operation took place to clear the site to make way for new build council homes.

No signs of demolition work remain and all cabins, plant and machinery were removed. The crushed concrete was spread across the site to create safe levels and grading.

And to improve the look of the open space, 2,500 tonnes of top soil was placed on top.

Councillor Sam Love, convener of housing and social work services, said: “This cleared site forms part of our plans, under our £150m new house building programme ‘Building for the Future’, to deliver 1,000 new homes across North Lanarkshire by 2020.

“We are now finalising site surveys and further developing our plans for affordable homes and are looking forward to a new and exciting chapter at the former site of Glencairn Tower.”

It’s likely that the site will include a mix of family style two-storey and four to a block style homes, as well as offering wheelchair accommodation as required.

The blowdown of the 17-storey tower was carried out by Technical Demolition Services (TDS) and the contractors wrote to local residents thanking them for their patience throughout the clean up operation.