New plans have emerged from Leicester City Council to demolish their only Taylor Woodrow Anglian (Larsen-Nielsen design) Tower block.
22-storey Goscote House was going to be refurbished, but the council have now decided to demolish instead.
Leiceister City Council’s Housing Scrutiny meeting, held on 12th March 2018 took a decision based on a report published by the Assisant Mayor for Housing, Cllr Andy Connelly, which stated:
‘The previous decision made by the Executive to refurbish and reconfigure Goscote House has been reconsidered, as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire and new evidence that other local authorities are reviewing the long-term future of similarly constructed blocks of flats. Goscote House will be decommissioned, demolished and redeveloped’
The report went on to say:
‘It has also come to light that blocks constructed the same in other areas of the country are now starting to show signs of stress fractures and landlord are taking the decision to vacant the blocks as a precaution measure. It would be naive of us to ignore what is going on in other parts of the country.’
See the full report here
Goscote house will be dismantled from April 2019.