An update about demolition works for Abbeydale, Yarwell, and Exbury

At the beginning of the regeneration proposals, we promised to let residents know directly and in advance about any planned works. In line with this promise, this week we have written to neighbouring residents about upcoming demolition works to the Abbeydale, Yarwell, and Exbury blocks.

We have now received consent from Rochdale Borough Council to carry out the demolition of the three blocks and we have appointed J Freeley Ltd to undertake this work on our behalf.

In February 2022 we wrote to residents to let them know that asbestos removal work in these blocks was starting and this work continues to progress well. The next stage of the demolition will be for the contractor to set up the site boundary, followed by the removal of internal fixings, before moving onto the external demolition.

We envisage that that external demolition of the blocks will take place from July/August onwards and expect it to last between 28 to 30 calendar weeks. This information is for reference only and these dates may change as work progresses. We will let the community know of any changes to this programme.

As the works progress you will see some increased activity on the site, but the contractor will ensure that all work is completed to the standard set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) whilst minimising the disruption, where possible, to residents in the area.

The agreed working hours during the demolition will be 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 4pm on Saturdays (if required). Signage will be displayed with contact details for the contractor including the emergency out of hours contact when the site boundary is set up.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the work, there is likely to be noise and disruption at times throughout the day as the demolition takes place. Please be assured that our contractors will aim to keep this to a minimum, and they are aware that some of the surrounding homes are still occupied.

We would like to thank residents for their patience while we work to progress the plans for the neighbourhood and apologise in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.

If you have any questions or specific concerns with regards to this work taking place, please do contact us.