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Press Release: Demolition begins on former Council Offices at Crowmarsh Gifford

Demolition work has started at the former headquarters of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council.

Excavators have moved in on-site this week to dismantle the building, which was severely damaged in an arson attack in 2015. The reception area, where the fire was started, is among the first sections to be demolished

The contractors have been at the site, in Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, since early July carrying out preparatory works before starting demolition. It is expected to take around three months to completely clear the site.

The contractors are salvaging as many leftover materials from the building as possible so that they can be recycled or re-used.

Cllr Jane Murphy, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, which owns the site, said: “So far, everything is going to plan and the demolition work is being carried out with neighbouring properties in mind. We’re continuing to work with the contractors to minimise disruption and I’d once again like to thank residents for their patience.”