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Work starts to demolish iconic Newbury building

Sterling Cables tower will make way for flats

Dan Cooper

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Work starts to demolish iconic Newbury building

WORK to demolish an iconic Newbury building has started.

Developer Amirantes will build 167 flats in place of the 250ft Sterling Cables tower.

The new homes will be spread across eight blocks, varying in height between three and eight storeys.

A new road, which will be constructed as part of the Sterling Industrial Estate redevelopment, will link Hector’s Way and Kings Road.

News of the impending demolition was met with mixed reaction on social media.

Mat Waddington wrote on Facebook: “Ugly old thing.”

However, another post from Becca Harriss, said: “As horrible as it is, it will be strange not seeing it on the skyline anymore.”

And Paul Willson added: “I disagree it is ugly. As someone born in the 50s, I find this destruction so sad.”

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  • Louisej01

    17/01/2017 - 09:09

    Good riddance! Our toddler will miss it tho, he calls it a 'castle'...

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  • John71

    John71

    14/01/2017 - 10:10

    Eye sore. Now tall high rise modern flats. Why can't a new hospital be built in Newbury, and a bigger fire station with more fire appliances for the areas of Newbury, which it's gonna be a strain on them with all these new homes and buildings going up. No one thought of that problem. Need a new hospital that as a&e or you have a trip to reading or Basingstoke.

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    • NWN_reader

      14/01/2017 - 13:01

      This site would be too small for a decent hospital and a bad location for emergency services due to traffic levels. Shame the flats will be 8 stories high though, they will be to dominant on the sky line.

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      • Bombey

        14/01/2017 - 15:03

        Great views from the penthouse apartment though.

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        • NWN_reader

          14/01/2017 - 17:05

          True. But your whole room would shake each time an express train goes by as it does for the other houses next door to that line.

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        • NewburyLad

          15/01/2017 - 10:10

          Really?

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        • Bombey

          14/01/2017 - 18:06

          did you feel the earth move?

          Reply

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