Co-Operative building felled in emergency demolition…

Emergency demolition removes hazard.

An historic former co-operative building in north Manchester was the subject of an emergency demolition this weekend, the council has confirmed.

The former Failsworth Industrial Society building at the corner of Oldham Road and Old Church Street in Newton Heath had been branded ‘dangerous’ by inspectors.

Issues with the derelict building, plus ongoing resurfacing work, have caused major traffic delays on Oldham Road this week.

Local demolition contractor D Hughes Demolition & Excavation was tasked with the emergency demolition featured in this exclusive photo.

The building, which dates back to at least the 1890s, has had several planning applications approved in recent decades but work never progressed.

The site was recently acquired by L2 Property.