Demolition of former Spencers Market site in West Bromwich High Street under way
Regeneration bosses has welcomed news that two long-standing empty and derelict properties in West Bromwich's High Street will be demolished.
The demolition work at the properties in Princess Parade – site of the former Spencer's Market – is now under way.
Commercial property investors, Steam Rock Capital, who now own the properties, are knocking them down.
Councillor Paul Moore, Sandwell Council cabinet member for regeneration and economic investment, said: "This is great news.
"These two properties had been left vacant for a number of years by the previous owners and had fallen into a state of disrepair blighting this part of the High Street.
“I am pleased that the new owners Steam Rock Capital have taken the decision to demolish buildings.
“We look forward to working with them to draw up future development options for the site which will contribute towards the comprehensive regeneration of this area of the town centre.”
The demolition work at the empty properties is expected to be completed by the end of December.
Sam Enright, asset manager for Steam Rock Capital, added: "The Market Buildings have been derelict for several years, creating a void on that part of the High Street.
"Our decision to demolish these buildings has been sparked by the opportunity to create a cleared development site so we can regenerate this part of the town."