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South Street Hospital demolition to start in January: London Health Sciences Centre

London Health Sciences Centre is gearing up to tear down buildings on the former South Street Hospital site in SoHo.

The company has awarded a contract for the work to ProGreen Demolition, officials said in a Wednesday statement.

Fences will be put up around the main and adjacent buildings starting the week of Jan. 6.

Demolition is expected to start a short time later and will continue for about a year.

A community open house is planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Holdsworth Auditorium (373 Hill St.).

Representatives from LHSC, ProGreen, the city and AECOM — the company overseeing the project — will be available to answer questions.

The city has its sites set on redeveloping the site, first allocated for a hospital in the late 1800s.

Once the empty buildings are torn down, the property will revert to city ownership.

Initial plans for redevelopment including a mix of commercial and residential buildings that would tie into the Thames River.

The province, hospital and city have all kicked into the demolition costs.

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