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Broad Street to close overnight during demolition work


St Nicholas House, the former headquarters of Aberdeen City Council, will be reduced to rubble next week.

The final phase of structural demolition works will get underway on Monday, 16 June, when two nibbler machines are used to remove what remains of the Broad Street and Flourmill Lane elevations.

Starting at the top, the machines will pull away sections of the building and bring them to the ground. During the day, different operators will use the same machines to work on the middle of the building and break it into two sections.

The work will continue until St Nicholas House has been demolished. Shielding has been erected at the edges of the site for safety reasons.

The process is being captured on webcam, which will stream pictures via the Aberdeen City Council website
Site clearance works will be completed following the demolition of the tower and it is anticipated that this will be finished next month.

Broad Street will be closed between Union Street and Upperkirkgate from 7pm until 6am on 16, 17, and 18 June.

The closures are to ensure public safety during the demolition works. An alternative route for the Broad Street closure will be available via Gallowgate, Littlejohn Street, West North Street, King Street and Castle Street.