NS: Former Bowater buildings coming down

Brittany Verge, The Advance
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'Not having the buildings may increase the desirability of the site to companies looking to ship goods or for other purposes,' says Timothy Crowe, general site coordinator for NS Lands.

Several tanks that were used for white water storage will be taken down.

[LIVERPOOL, NS] - Many of the original Bowater Mersey buildings are near their end.

Much of the former mill will be demolished by the end of 2014 at the earliest.  The demolition is currently underway and the buildings will slowly be taken down and their assets removed.  The demolition will be done with hydraulic excavators.

Nearly all of the original brick buildings from 1929 are no longer needed as they were built for very specific tasks.

“The buildings were built with a purpose which is to house the paper machines, they’re not like a garage,” says Timothy Crowe, general site coordinator for NS Lands.  “They’re pretty much a single purpose building.”

Crowe says not having the buildings may increase the desirability of the site to companies looking to ship goods or for other purposes.

“We tried to do an estimate of what we could possibly rent out or sell to help create an industrial park here and bring some light back to this community,” says Crowe.

A few of the old buildings will stay however, including the original main offices and the tunnel and vessel warehouse as well.  Those buildings are also from 1929.

Crowe says the wharf is a desirable feature to the site and that some companies have expressed interest in.

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