Demolition of mill will start today

WORK to demolish part of a former textile mill has now begun.

A section of Cinderhill Mill, which partially collapsed last summer and has been the subject of safety concerns ever since, will be knocked down on Sunday morning after work to carefully remove asbestos from the building over the coming days.

The owners of the building, Manchester-based Atlantica Estates, have instructed Hudson Demolition Services to partially demolish the Castle Street left hand roadside facade of the building.

The demolition, which is expected to take two hours, will begin at 6am on Sunday.

Coun Janet Battye, leader of Calderdale Council, is pleased that action is being taken.

“People have been concerned about the presence of asbestos and the state of the structure itself, so I am really pleased that the council has been able to work with the owners to ensure that the building is made permanently safe,” she said.

When the mill partially collapsed last summer, Calderdale Council worked with engineers to ensure that the building was made safe.