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Going, going, gone! Cavendish disappears from Dudley skyline

Cavendish House has finally disappeared from Dudley’s skyline – with council bosses vowing its demolition sparks the start of a “bright new future” for the town centre.

Contractors have today (Mon) completed work to fully knock down the eyesore building, nearly a week ahead of schedule.

It has been derelict for the best part of two decades – but brighter times lie ahead.

The demolition will pave the way for a multi-million pound mixed use development in the town centre, 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:

"It is no exaggeration to say that this is an historic moment for Dudley town centre – I am absolutely delighted to see Cavendish House gone forever.

"The removal of the borough’s biggest eyesore is a clear sign of a brighter future post Covid-19, and the first part in the recovery and resurgence of Dudley.

"Exciting times lie ahead, once we have won the battle against coronavirus.

"I am sure the news it has finally gone will be welcomed by a lot of residents in the borough looking for a bit of good news amongst the gloom of current times.

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