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Work to demolish Sheffield Hallam University's Psalter Lane campus will begin this month, with careful arrangements in place to protect the former Blue Coates School building, which lies within the campus, and to preserve trees on the site.

The University has appointed contractors The Armoury Group to begin the work at the end of March. It will be completed by the end of September 2010.

Sheffield Hallam has worked very closely with Sheffield City Council to adhere to best practice arrangements during the demolition process, and all efforts will be made to limit disruption for local residents during the work. 

As much work as possible will take place between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and additional hoarding will be erected around the site before works begin. A bill board providing a 24-hour telephone number to report any problems will also be put up at the site. 

Alex Pettifer, director of estates and facilities at Sheffield Hallam University, said: "We are aware of local residents' concerns about building work at the site and have done everything possible to limit any disruption the demolition work might cause. We are also in regular contact with local residents who have asked to be updated about our plans.

"The Blue Coates School building will not be demolished and it is planned that the trees on site will also be preserved. Negotiations to redevelop the site for housing continue, but there is no further update in relation to this at this time.

"We will continue to contact local residents with further updates throughout the current work. However, if anyone has any questions or concerns please get in touch."

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