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St Nicholas House demolition to restart on Monday

Demolition of St Nicholas House was delayed
Demolition of St Nicholas House was delayed

Demolition experts will resume work on Aberdeen City Council’s former headquarters on Monday after work was put on hold on the advice of health and safety chiefs.

The long-awaited process of bringing down what is left of St Nicholas House was postponed on June 2.

Safedem, the Dundee-based firm contracted by the council, downed tools after officials from the Health and Safety Executive raised concerns.

All three parties got round the table last week to thrash out a way forward.

Yesterday, a council spokeswoman confirmed the site would now be “reduced to rubble” next week. It is understood that there are no major changes in the process that Safedem will adopt.

The spokeswoman said two “nibbler” machines will be used to remove what remains of the Broad Street and Flourmill Lane elevations, starting on Monday evening.

The spokeswoman added: “The machines will pull away sections of the building and bring them to the ground.

“During the day, different operators will use the same machines to work on the middle of the building and break it into two sections.”

Shielding has been erected at the edges of the site for safety reasons.

Broad Street will also be closed to all traffic between Union Street and Upperkirkgate from 7pm until 6am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

An alternative route for the Broad Street closure will be available via Gallowgate, Littlejohn Street, West North Street, King Street and Castle Street.

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