Landmark building to be demolished

The foundation stone from the Hart Lea site on Town Street, Sandiacre is handed over as the building is demolished.'From left: Mark Alsop (CMEC Demolition), Michelle Bloor (Clarke to the Sandiacre Parish Council), Sheila Hickingbotham (Sandiacre Heritage Group) and Kev Haslam (Housing Officer for Three Valleys Housing)
The foundation stone from the Hart Lea site on Town Street, Sandiacre is handed over as the building is demolished.'From left: Mark Alsop (CMEC Demolition), Michelle Bloor (Clarke to the Sandiacre Parish Council), Sheila Hickingbotham (Sandiacre Heritage Group) and Kev Haslam (Housing Officer for Three Valleys Housing)

Three Valleys staff hand over the foundation stone from a landmark building in Sandiacre – set to be demolished to make way for 50 affordable homes – to Sheila Hickingbotham from the town’s heritage group.

As the stone states, Hart Lea – last used as sheltered accommodation – was built in 1964. The group plans to reposition the stone once the multi-million pound project is complete.

The stone was originally laid on April 30, 1964, by Cllr Wilfred Hart, who later became the first Mayor of Erewash Borough Council.