Dalton and Lawrence Towers, off James Watt Queensway in Birmingham, were blown down by DSM Demolition on Sunday (May 8th), dramatically changing the City Centre’s skyline.
A major exclusion zone was in place across the University’s campus and nearby roads and footpaths, with a total of 1,500 students evacuated on the day. Students were able to watch the demolition in progress on big screens from the safety of Aston Students’ Union.
The new Aston Student Village forms part of an overall £300m investment into Aston’s campus, including new multi-million pound research centres for health and low carbon technologies and new sports facilities.
View BBC footage of the demolition
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