DEMOLITION work is underway on flats in Moreton as part of a £27m Wirral Partnership Homes' high-rise investment programme.
A crane has appeared over the flats in Sandborne Road this week as part of the next phase of a project that arose from an asset management review of the association’s 15 high rise blocks in the borough.
Seven blocks are to be retained. But eight have been decommissioned and are in the process of being demolished.
Brian Seddon, senior projects manager for Wirral Partnership Homes, told the Globe: “The demolition of Sandborne started about two and a half months ago and most of it was internal.
"It’s only become noticeable now because of the appearance of the huge crane outside.”
Among the flats scheduled for demolition are buildings in Woodchurch, Tranmere and Rock Ferry.
Mr Seddon continued: “There’s a lot of work going on and this is obviously a sensitive process.
"But I’m pleased to say that with the support of our specialist re-housing team the responses from tenants have generally been very positive.
“There will be a range of options considered for the vacant blocks including demolition, which is currently on-going at Sandborne and Brooklands. Any cleared sites will be considered for future provision of new build housing.
“Throughout the process we are trying to maximise the input from tenants and also to provide a range of employment and training opportunities for local people and businesses.”