The demolition of the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Fylde building has been completed, marking the first visible implementation of the University’s 10-year £200m Masterplan.
With Fylde building gone, UCLan’s Masterplan team is now in the process of creating a temporary green space, which will be available for public use, before work starts on the new community square in mid-2017.
The demolition of Fylde Building took three months to complete with contractors removing 60,000 tonnes of rubble. The surface area which was originally occupied by the Fylde building will be turfed during early spring, ready for public use by mid-April 2016.
UCLan’s Interim Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said:
The demolition of Fylde Building was a key aspect of our 10-year plan and marks the start of a transformative process that will benefit UCLan, the City and the communities and people of Preston.
It really is an exciting point in the Masterplan project and with Fylde Building gone we are seeing a glimpse of what the area will look like in the future. Once the landscaping works are completed we hope people in Preston will join us in making imaginative use of this space before the next phase of work starts with the creation of the impressive new square.
Time lapse footage of the demolition can be seen here.