Five blocks of flats are to be demolished in Mansfield to make way for 50 new affordable homes.
Work to demolish flats at Victoria Court on Princes Street is due to start on 16th March, following the appointment of demolition contractors Total Reclaims Demolition.
The contractors will demolish five of the ten blocks of flats along with council owned garages and the Moor Lane Community Centre.
The site will then be redeveloped for up to 50 new-build family homes, many of which will be available for sale or rent.
It is anticipated that the demolition work will take 12 weeks to complete.
Executive Mayor of Mansfield District Council Tony Egginton said: “The demolition of these flats will make way for the development of affordable housing and low cost home ownership.
“It will also help to redevelop a site, which has seen years of neglect and has become a bit of an eyesore. The council is committed to ensuring there is an adequate supply of good quality, well-managed housing that is accessible and affordable to those who need it.”