Landmark chimney is demolished at university


The University of Bedfordshire saw the end of an era leading up to the Christmas break as the landmark chimney at the Bedford campus was demolished.

The former 12-metre tall boiler house chimney, originally built in 1963, was demolished last month as part of a £25million redevelopment programme underway at the Bedford campus.

This latest phased works coincided with the demolition of a former teaching block at the Polhill Avenue site last November - paving the way for construction this year of a state-of-the-art £9million teaching and learning building.

In October 2013, Bedfordshire based Kier Construction won the contract to manage the redevelopment programme, with the new teaching and learning building due to open in January 2015.

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