VIDEO: Mexborough landmark is pulled down

An iconic Mexborough building which fell into a state of disrepair and was branded a health hazard has finally been pulled down.

Construction House in Station Road had become a magnet for vandals and arsonists after it was left in a half-demolished state.

Construction House, Mexborough.

Construction House, Mexborough.

Councillors said this week that the owners were served with notices by Doncaster Council several months ago to flatten the rest of it and make the area safe.

Workmen were on site this week to bulldoze the remnants of the building.

Mexborough councillor Sue Phillips welcomed the move this week.

She said: “It has been a long time coming. I am very happy to see the rest of it gone. It had become a major health concern.

“There were people causing damage to the building and setting fires in there.

“People were putting themselves in danger and it also puts a strain on emergency services.”

Coun Phillips urged the owners to make sure the site is made safe once the remaining building has been demolished.

She added; “There is about a 50ft drop from the road into the site and it should be fenced off properly.”

It is believed the building dates back more than 50 years and was once used as a base for the Yorkshire Electricity Board.

Hull-based roofing firm, Ashford Cladding Systems Ltd, are said to own the site. Managing director Ashley Hackford was not available for interview.

It is believed Mr Hackford was behind plans to redevelop an adjacent site to Construction House near Leach Lane, which involved luxury apartments.

The South Yorkshire Times revealed in 2009 that the multi-million pound scheme, which was granted planning permission, had been shelved.