Watch as tower blocks are demolished in Halifax regeneration project

The Leeds City Region Growth Deal is providing £2.2 million to help fund the transformation of the Beech Hill area.

1 October 2019

Time-lapse footage has captured the demolition of three 18-storey high tower blocks as part of the regeneration of the Beech Hill area of Halifax.

The tower blocks had stood empty for more than a decade before they were taken down along with a council depot and nine garages to make way for new housing.

The project is being led by the Calderdale Together Investment Partnership – a partnership between Calderdale Council and Together Housing - and will result in 114 new homes being built during phase one, of which half will affordable. 

They have received £2.2million investment from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1billion package of Government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Bradford Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see our Growth Deal investment having a real impact on communities like Beech Hill which are in need of modern, energy efficient and affordable housing.”

The demolition was carried out by construction company Rhodar and saw the recycling of 150,000 tonnes of brick rubble, 700 tonnes of metal waste, 210 tonnes of general waste and 140 tonnes of hard core.