Buildings are demolished at Fareham College

From left, Colin Crowther and Andy Martin of Bouygues UK, Richard Grant of Wessex Demolition & Salvage, Fareham College's director of capital projects Peter Marsh, college principal Nigel Duncan, with Cllr Sean Woodward in the cab and Clint Sexton also of Wessex Demolition & Salvage Picture: Malcolm Wells (151202-2336)
From left, Colin Crowther and Andy Martin of Bouygues UK, Richard Grant of Wessex Demolition & Salvage, Fareham College's director of capital projects Peter Marsh, college principal Nigel Duncan, with Cllr Sean Woodward in the cab and Clint Sexton also of Wessex Demolition & Salvage Picture: Malcolm Wells (151202-2336)
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A CEREMONIAL demolition saw buildings on the south side of Fareham College come crashing down.

Fareham’s council leader Sean Woodward and the directors of Wessex Demolition & Salvage Ltd - all alumni of the Bishopsfield School which used to be on the site before it turned to Fareham College - stepped in to swing some hammer blows yesterday afternoon.

The demolition marks the final phase of the college’s £16m transformation project, which began in August 2014, and will free up land to build 120 homes.

Cllr Woodward said: ‘It is not often that someone gets a chance to wreak such a revenge on his old school and I am delighted to be helping to demolish this one.

‘I am also pleased that it marks not only the tremendous success of Fareham College, where I took my A-levels, with its expansion to Cemast at Daedalus, but also the provision of 120 much needed new homes for Fareham on a brownfield site.’