Demolition men are on the last leg of a huge Huddersfield contract.

The team are bringing down the remaining walls of the Ibbotson flats which have stood overlooking Southgate and Leeds Road for the past five decades.

The block - one of three built in Huddersfield in the 1960s - is being knocked down as part of a contract to clear the former Huddersfield Sports Centre site.

The Centre, which was opened by Princess Anne, closed last year when the new Huddersfield Leisure Centre opened.

The Ibbotson flats were named after the former Huddersfield athlete Derek Ibbotson, who was a star in the 1950s and 1960s and at one point held the world record for the mile.

The other two blocks were the Lonsbrough Flats and the Richmond Flats.

Demolition of Ibbotson flats, Southgate, nears completion.

The former were named after Huddersfield’s Olympic swimming star Anita Lonsbrough.

The Richmond flats were named after the former Huddersfield Borough Council architect Geoffrey Richmond.

The iconic Lonsborough flats were built in 1961 and the Ibbotson flats completed three years later.

Residents in the two tower blocks were moved out in 2013.

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The Richmond Flats were revamped at a cost of more than £3.7m and have since been renamed Harold Wilson Court.

The demolition work is expected to be completed early in the Autumn.

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The entire site bounded by Southgate, Leeds Road and Old Leeds Road is being flattened and levelled by South Yorkshire-based Demex.

The site will then be handed back to Kirklees Council for them to market for future development.