Demolition of Cambridge office blocks begins
Demolition of three office buildings dubbed the 'three deities' in Cambridge's Station Road has begun. Demeter House, named after the Greek harvest goddess, is the first to go.
The demolitions are part of the large-scale 'cb1' redevelopment in the area. The replacement office building will be known as 'Twenty Two Station Road'.
The other two 'deities', Leda House and Jupiter House, are due for demolition in early 2014.
Twenty Two Station Road will provide new premises for consultancy firm Mott MacDonald and law firm Birketts.
Sven Töpel, the chief executive of developer Brookgate, said transforming the station area would boost Cambridge’s economy.
He said: “Demolition work on Twenty Two Station Road marks the next stage in the delivery of the cb1 masterplan.
“Mott MacDonald’s move to Twenty Two Station Road will free up space to bring forward the station square and transport interchange which will vastly improve the area around Cambridge station.”
The project has also seen the iconic 'Spillers Mill' facility, which stood derelict for decades, transform into luxury residential blocks.
The new building, which should be complete in 2015, will have six floors and will provide 64,500 sq ft of office space.