This production shows the demolition of Lenton Court in Nottingham between May and November 2013.
Nottingham City Homes manages all 28,000 council properties on behalf of Nottingham City Council and this scheme is part of a Decommissioning and Regeneration programme in the city. Lenton Court was the first one of five high rise (16 floor) flats at this site (built in the 1960s) to be demolished, clearing the way for the construction of 142 new council homes to be completed by 2017. Part of other regeneration planned in the Lenton area, this scheme comprises a lower density housing mix of 62 family houses, 54 independent living flats, 16 bungalows, 10 flats and 3 retail units. All accommodation is being built to Sustainable Code Level 4 and Secured by Design standards and as such will be cheaper for tenants to live and be more secure.
The demolition method began with an organised internal strip of materials. A hoist crane then delivered equipment to the roof to commence a top down nibbling approach to the 10th floor, before an accelerated demolition using a high reach crane. This controlled approach ensured safety to neighbouring buildings and residents. In addition, the recycling of materials was maximised and for example, rubble will be used in the local A453 widening transport scheme.
Inside Out Time Lapse Productions would like to thank Nottingham City Homes and Total Reclaims Ltd and all of the staff on site for all their support and cooperation during the filming, including use of cameras on the high reach and inside the buildings which has been a first for us. A great working partnership which has achieved the desired results.