Coventry chimney to be blown down

The 50m (164ft) chimney stack on the site of the former Courtaulds factory in Little Heath is set to disappear on Sunday 7 March when it will be blown down.

The 30m (98ft) water tower on the site will be blown down at the same time as the chimney stack at approximately 11am.

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Coventry factory to make way for new homes and jobs

L-R: Wayne Currie, project director for APL; Mike Stoddart and Ian Wharton of RVA Consulting Engineers at the Little Heath Works site in Coventry.

L-R: Wayne Currie, project director for APL; Mike Stoddart and Ian Wharton of RVA Consulting Engineers at the Little Heath Works site in Coventry.

A familiar Coventry City landmark is set to disappear with the demolition of the former Courtaulds factory in Little Heath.

The 40-acre Little Heath Works in Old Church Road is to be cleared for regeneration, which will potentially see new homes and jobs coming to the locality, as well as a new public open space.

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