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Hereford's Garrick House to disappear from sight
8:00am Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
THE final part in the demolition of Hereford’s Old Livestock Market site has begun with work to take down Garrick House.
Scaffolding has gone up around the former council offices on the corner of Widemarsh Street and Newmarket Street ahead of the two-week removal project.
In its place will be part of the £90 million OLM development boasting a multi-screen cinema, shops and restaurants.
“The demolition of Garrick House is a major milestone in the construction of Old Market,” said project manager George Ray from Sir Robert McAlpine.
“The building formed a major part of the previous site and will make way for new retail units and Widemarsh Gate.
“By erecting the scaffolding and taking all necessary precautions we’re confident disturbance will be minimal.”
Garrick House used to be a Herefordshire Council customer service centre before its services were moved to nearby Franklin House on Commercial Road.
The demolition is expected to be completed within the next week, paving the way for construction of the complex, spearheaded by developer Stanhope, to begin.