Milton Keynes’ last remaining 1960s residential tower blocks have been demolished.

The city council moved the tenants out of Mellish Court in Bletchley (pictured) and The Gables in Wolverton after discovering the buildings could not meet new fire standards in 2021. Almost 200 families had to be rehoused.

The Gables disappeared earlier this year and demolition of Mellish Court (pictured) has now be completed. Contractors are now removing the foundations.

Milton Keynes City Council’s cabinet member for adults, housing and healthy communities Cllr Emily Darlington said: “Finding new and better homes for our tower block tenants has been our initial priority which we managed to do quickly.

“Now that the demolition is completed for both blocks our focus is on making the best use for the sites. We’ll work very closely with people living near Mellish Court and The Gables to create new healthy and happy neighbourhoods in these areas.”

A drone YouTube video shows the later stages of demolition.

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