Diggers are set to move in and demolish two dilapidated properties in Carlton before the area is transformed in a bid to boost trade in the area.
Gedling Borough Council has appointed CMEC to demolish the dangerous properties on Burton Road – with works expected to begin in the next few weeks.
The council took ownership of the properties in October 2018 due to the dangerous state of the buildings – which locals have described as ‘an eyesore’.
Since taking on the buildings, the council has been working with CMEC and neighbouring properties to ensure that the buildings can be taken down safely, with minimal disruption to businesses and residential properties nearby.
The area is set to get a big boost in the coming months with plans now in place to transform the nearby Carlton Square shopping centre and help improve trade for local businesses.
Cllr Jenny Hollingsworth, Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration said she was looking forward to work starting to help revitalise the area.
She said: “I’m delighted that works will be starting on these properties. This is part of the wider regeneration of the Carlton Square area and I’m excited to see how things progress in the near future.
“There are big changes coming to Carlton Square that are really going to improve the appearance of the area as well as attract shoppers and retailers.”