Going, going, gone! From Ruston to rubble

A historic factory building used to produce aircraft engines over 100 years ago has been reduced to rubble.

Workers were spotted from UDCS this weekend using heavy machinery to bring down the Ruston building.

Photo: Bennies Britain

Photo: Bennies Britain

A local YouTuber Bennies Britain was given permission to film the demolition on Saturday, March 23.

Ruston was last used as a fertiliser manufacturer in 2015 when it was the former home of William Sinclair Horticulture.

The historic building was demolished this weekend. Photo: Bennies Britain

The site was levelled this weekend. Photo: Bennies Britain

The site has been earmarked as a potential new housing development or a commercial space.

No official planning documents have been submitted to the City of Lincoln Council.

The site had fallen into a state of disrepair in recent years and even suffered from fire damage in 2016 after it was left empty.

Photo: Bennies Britain

Photo: Bennies Britain

In October, The Lincolnite was given a peek inside by a reader.

As previously reported, officers at the City of Lincoln Council approved the demolition of the Ruston Works and William Sinclair Buildings.

Watch this video below from MACE Archives of when Ruston Factory was still in use in 1952.