VIDEO: Demolition of Girls’ High School starts

Work to partially demolish the former Doncaster High School for Girls has got underway.

The distinctive green domed building on the corner of Chequer Road and Waterdale is being stripped out with bulldozers moving in to break down the rear of the building.

The demolition of Doncaster High School for Girls.

The demolition of Doncaster High School for Girls.

The frontage of the Edwardian building, which is 104 years old, has been a landmark in Doncaster town centre and is set to be preserved with plans to create a boutique style hotel on the site, although it is not thought any developers have been found for the scheme.

The demolition is the latest in a long line of demolition projects in the town centre to create the new £300 million Civic and Cultural Quarter.

The Council House was blown up in a spectacular controlled explosion last month and the Civic Theatre has also bitten the dust, along with Scarborough House on Chequer Road to make way for new homes, shops and restaurants.

The old Doncaster College was knocked down to make way for the new Civic Offices, Cast and Sir Nigel Gresley Square while Grade II listed St James’ Baths, which sits in the middle of the development site, faces an uncertain future after being found to be structurally unsound last year. It has remained closed and boarded up ever since.