Demolition of council office block nears completion
Demolition work on a former Leicester City Council office block is nearly finished.
Marlborough House, which used to be the base for 125 children's services officers, was earmarked for demolition last year after a survey found the building was unsafe.
As well as being a fire risk, it was discovered that the building, in Marlborough Street, could collapse if it was hit by a vehicle.
Since then, workmen have been taking the property apart.
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A council spokeswoman said: "The demolition of Marlborough House is nearing completion, with the remaining superstructure and footings due to be removed over the next seven to 10 days.
"On completion, the road and footways in Marlborough Street will be reopened.
"Contractors will then carry out remedial works to adjacent property and install fencing to secure the site.
"It is the city council's intention to sell the land for suitable development, although no definite proposals have been identified at present."
The council bought the 1970s building as an investment in 1988 for £831,000.
The demolition is costing £200,000.