Bulldozers continue to flatten old Rugby college in Lower Hillmorton Road

Demolition work at the former Rugby College site.
Demolition work at the former Rugby College site.

RUGBY’S former college is well on its way to being demolished.

Work began to demolish the college in Lower Hillmorton Road in August this year, in an attempt to make the site safer.

Contractors began working on the inside of the building, stripping out the site before moving on to the main demolition.

Chris Paget, Warwickshire College’s executive director for asset development, said: “We hope residents will agree that by demolishing the old college site we are making the area safer and more attractive for everyone.

“As we have seen, in its current state the site could become an attraction for children to explore or criminals to exploit.

“Residents will be left with a levelled site of crushed hardcore which will be fully secured by our contractors.”

The site will be remembered by some as the former East Warwickshire College. It merged with Warwickshire College in 2003.

The site closed in 2010 when students moved to the new site in Technology Drive.

Since closing, the site has been used by a number of organisations, including Warwickshire Police for training.