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Demolition of Westfield House in North Solihull

Demolition work has just been completed on a disused high rise block, as part of the ongoing regeneration of North Solihull.  The demolition of Westfield House in Smith's Wood, started on Monday 23rd July and took around eight weeks to complete.

At the same time, Arran Hall, the former home of Smith's Wood Parish Council which has relocated to Smith's Wood Community Primary School, has also been demolished.

Future proposals for the site include new housing and a new woodland buffer zone between the ancient woodland of Smith's Wood and the areas of new development.

Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Councillor Ian Courts, said: "The demolition of Westfield House marks another important milestone in the regeneration of North Solihull. Work has already started on the new village centre at North Arran Way, and this is another important piece of the jigsaw that will allow further development to take place which will transform the look and feel of the area."

Chief Executive of the North Solihull Partnership, Ian Cox, said:"Local residents and businesses have been waiting for the demolition of Westfield House for some time and we are pleased to be moving closer to delivering the plans for this area."