November 15th, 2017
The second phase to demolish the Imperial Tobacco Bonded Warehouse buildings on Lenton’s Triumph Road has now commenced. Road closures will be implemented during the third and fourth weekends in November to allow for the works to be progressed adjacent to the Triumph Road/Wollaton Road junction.
The demolition project has already seen the removal of one of the seven storeys towers next to Wollaton Road. The second phase of work, now taking place, will involve the clearing of tower near to Triumph Road.
To enable the safe demolition of the building, Triumph Road will be closed to traffic entering to/from Wollaton Road during the following weekends:
There will also be controlled changes at the Triumph Road/Wollaton Road Junction.
Triumph Road will remain open at the junction with Derby Road and this will allow access to Jubilee Campus.
The work is not expected to have any effect on the operations of the Jubilee hopper bus, which will be be running on its normal route as of Friday 17 November. All of the demolition work will be contained within the demolition site, with minimal impact anticipated on everyday operations at Jubilee campus.
The old John Player warehouses, located on the University’s Jubilee campus, were built by John Player and Sons to house 20,000 tons of tobacco leaf. Operations at the buildings ceased in 2016 and the University acquired the site for redevelopment. The third and final tower on the site will be cleared in 2018; more details related to clearance of the third tower will be sent out in due course.
The material from the warehouses will be recycled and eventually used in the construction of new roads and buildings. Once cleared, the buildings will provide a development site that will enable the University of Nottingham to continue the progressive and sustainable development of our world-class campuses.
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