WALLINGFORD — Demolition could start during the upcoming week on the former Bristol-Myers Squibb building.
Calare Properties, owner of the vacant medical research facility at 5 Research Parkway, received its town demolition permit Thursday, said Jim Manley, Calare vice president of economic development.
Calare began the permit application in February.
The demolition contractor is MIWEC Asset Recovery Inc., of Huntington Station, New York.
Manley said Thursday the contractor “needs to mobilize equipment” but “could start next week.”
He declined to disclose the cost of bringing down the building.
According to the demolition application, the five-story building is approximately 86 feet from the cellar floor to the top of the roof. There are two other buildings on the property, a day care center and a power station.
Test-All Environmental Services, a Massachusetts-based company, completed a series of pre-demolition asbestos inspections on five dates in October and November.
Patriot Pest Solutions, based in Wallingford, completed an inspection for rodents and wildlife on the property in February.
Eversource abandoned the gas main and services to the main facility in February, according to a letter from the energy company in the permit application, but left the gas service to the day care center.
It’s unclear when the other buildings on the property will be demolished.
In January, the Planning and Zoning Commission denied Calare’s application to build two large warehouses on the property.
The building’s contents were auctioned later that month.
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