Cranes are now in place ready to remove the oxygen tanks from the former Nightingale hospital in Harrogate.
Workers arrived at around 4am this morning to prepare the site and started by removing the concrete blocks.
Ripon Road immediately outside the Royal Hall and Harrogate Convention Centre is now closed to traffic heading towards the town centre. Crescent Road is being used as a diversion.
Construction workers have told the Stray Ferret that the oxygen tanks are set to be removed at around 7am to 8am this morning.
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We also understand that the CT scanners will also be removed from the former Nightingale hospital later today.
The NHS confirmed last month that it will dismantle all seven of the Nightingale hospitals across the country.
NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber never treated coronavirus patients. Staff did use it to provide CT scans to none coronavirus patients.