Work to clear the Rounds Gardens site for major social housing project started in October 2022.

The council appointed Manchester-based O'Gara to clear the site following the company's successful demolition of Biart Place.

Work to dismantle the tower blocks, apartment blocks and the council control room located on site looks set to be completed by December 2023.

The video below shows a timelapse of the deconstruction of the Rounds Gardens site.


Development plans

Councillors met on 5 February 2019 to approve the project to move tenants out and regenerate the site. The project will include the low-rise flats on the same site.

The council intends to invite specialist housing development companies to submit design proposals for the site in the coming months.