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Demolition begins at site of Ricky Gervais' 'The Office'

Builders have begun demolition work at Crossbow House in Slough, the site of Wernham Hogg Paper Company in Ricky Gervais' hit comedy The Office.

The Office, which became one of the most successful British sitcoms in history, launched Gervais' and co-writer Stephan Merchant's comedy and television careers. Ricky Gervais, who played middle manager David Brent in the show, is said to be "sad" at the news that the site is being stripped ready for demolition.

Earlier this year, Gervais performed a song as his former character dedicated to Slough, within which he paid homage to the town in Berkshire.

Posting on social media site Twitter, Gervais said: "David Brent’s old office building is to be demolished. Sad news."

A spokeswoman for Segro, the company that owns Crossbow House, said the office block was currently cordoned off while large parts of the interior were removed by local contractors. She also said that many fans of the show had travelled up to visit the site before its demolition, including a journalist from the US.

Slough's bus station, which also features in the opening credits for the show, was torn down and replaced in 2011.

Published December 10, 2013 | Back to demolition news | Subscribe to our rss feed | Bookmark and Share