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School site to be demolished and sold off

Demolition began this week at the former Danesmore Park Primary School site in Ashmore Park, Wednesfield. The school in Russell Close has been closed since December 2007 and was the victim of a major arson attack in October 2010.

Demolition began this week at the former Danesmore Park Primary School site in  Ashmore Park, Wednesfield.

The school in Russell Close has been closed since December 2007 and was the victim of a major arson attack in October 2010, resulting in a large section of the roof being declared unsafe. Since then the perimeter has been secured and demolition experts moved in to begin clearing the site on Monday 21st February, 2011.

A Wolverhampton City Council spokesperson said:

“The demolition contract for Danesmore School commenced on Monday (Feb 21) and is due to completed by May 2011. The site will be left secure, clear and free of all buildings.

“The site of the school building and the adjoining site of the former Coppice Close Community Centre have been declared surplus to the requirements of the council and will be marketed for sale as a complete site in due course.”

This brings to a close the long-running controversy around the closure of the primary school (the only one in Ashmore Park with it’s own swimming pool and a dedicated Special Educational Needs unit) and hopefully the clearing of the derelict site will mean it no longer attracts anti-social behaviour.

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