Video – DSM does the double…

Twin blasts fell Leicester council offices.

Leicester residents were woken with a bang this morning as DSM carried out the controlled explosive demolition of the New Walk Centre, former home of Leicester City Council.

The demolition of the two 1970s tower blocks, which have been part of the city’s skyline for 40 years, was recorded for people to watch.

The former Leicester City Council headquarters had been declared unsafe in 2010.

Hundreds of people cheered as they watched the demolition from outside an exclusion zone.