The good news is that serious demolition work started on the derelict Bensons for Beds building in the High Street a little while ago. The bad news is that it seems to have stopped now that the roof and top floor have been removed.
We’re a bit puzzled by the logic of redevelopers. You’ll have noticed that the former Cambridge Hotel is now just a facade; the rest of the building has gone. But nothing further has happened on the site for weeks. So, why spend money on demolition, then stop? We can see why a building might be made uninhabitable to prevent squatters. Is that the reason? Or is it mainly that demolition is carried out when a demolition company is available, and construction then has to wait until a contractor is available to carry out the building work?