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Cavendish crumbles in dramatic pictures

Updated: May 5

Going, going….and very nearly gone!

These dramatic pictures capture the ongoing demolition of an eyesore that has been a blot on the Dudley skyline for almost two decades.






The bulldozer has been taken to long-time derelict office block Cavendish House in Dudley town centre, which is now almost completely reduced to rubble.


The demolition of the high-rise building will kick-start an £82 million retail, leisure and housing development on the land, which in turn will form part of a near £1 billion regeneration programme across the borough.


Work is also ongoing in the town centre around the Brierley Hill to Wednesbury Metro extension, while plans are in the pipeline for a new multi-million bus and tram interchange in Dudley town centre.


The town will also become home to a test track for new and emerging transport technologies in the form of Very Light Rail (VLR).


Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of the council, said:

"In the uncertain times we are living in at the moment as a result of Covid-19, this is a sign of a brighter future and of the recovery and resurgence of Dudley.

"Cavendish House has been a blot on the skyline of Dudley for far too long.

"I am sure these pictures will be welcomed by a lot of residents in the borough looking for a bit of good news amongst the gloom of our current times."

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