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Demolition works begin on landmark “Legoland” tower blocks in Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 13:05 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 13:05 21 May 2013

Goresbrook Village high-rise towers are being demolished

Goresbrook Village high-rise towers are being demolished

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Work is beginning on the demolition of three huge landmark tower blocks.

A banner sign hanging from one of the towers at Goresbrook Village Estate, Dagenham, known locally as Legoland because of their red and pink painted blocks, shows they are marked for destruction.

Demolition

The towers, comprising 282 flats now all empty, were handed over to the demolition company on Monday who will begin work internally and put up scaffolding before a staggered demolition can take place over the coming months.

The council’s renewal programme will see 149 new low-rise homes built in place of the tower blocks.


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