Explosive end for Doncaster Council's former headquarters

The former headquarters of Doncaster Council have been demolished by a controlled explosion to make way for a regeneration scheme.

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The former headquarters of Doncaster Council has been demolished by a controlled explosion to make way for a regeneration scheme.

The 12-storey Council House was home to the authority for more than 20 years until January 2013.

It was originally built in 1966 as the head office of the National Coal Board.

The area is being redeveloped as a Civic and Cultural Quarter, featuring new council offices, a theatre, a public square and housing.

The 131 feet (40m) high building was brought down with 79 lbs (36 kg) of explosives, placed in small charges around the structure.

Peter Dale, director of regeneration and environment at the council, said: "The building dominated our skyline for nearly 50 years but its time had come to an end as we look to the future.

"Doncaster is regenerating itself, moving forward with vigour and ambition.

"We are creating a great place to live, work, invest in and visit."

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