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Watch timelapse footage of Fylde Building being taken down at UCLan campus

Posted on - 1st December, 2015 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, Preston News, UCLan, University campus, Videos

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The demolition of Fylde Building saw part of Preston’s skyline since the late 1960s disappear.

Many a memory was shared by those who attended Preston Polytechnic, which became the University of Central Lancashire, as the building came down piece by piece.

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The university has released timelapse footage showing the demolition job in process, which took three months to complete.

It was brought down rather than blown up, due to its location close to the busy Adelphi roundabout.

Related: Take a first look at UCLan’s £200m campus masterplan

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The building is to be replaced by the Adelphi Square scheme, which includes a new landmark building and remodelling of the current roundabout.

UCLan’s interim vice-chancellor Professor Mike Thomas said: “The demolition of Fylde Building was a key aspect of our 10-year plan and marks the start of a transformative process that will benefit UCLan, the City and the communities and people of Preston.

“It really is an exciting point in the Masterplan project and with Fylde Building gone we are seeing a glimpse of what the area will look like in the future. Once the landscaping works are completed we hope people in Preston will join us in making imaginative use of this space before the next phase of work starts with the creation of the impressive new square.”

Do you have any memories of the Fylde Building? What do you think about the Adelphi Square scheme? Let us know in the comments below

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