The demolition of Quinlan Castle, located on Birmingham’s Southside, will take place this weekend, beginning on Friday, January 7th and ending on Sunday, January 9th. During the project, portions of Richard Arrington Boulevard will be blocked off.
As reported by Bham Now, Southern Research began preparing for demolition at the beginning of the new year. It is expected to take until February to finish the project.
The Details for This Weekend
Expect to take alternative routes and detours this weekend and in the future around the Five Points South area. Here is what to expect this weekend:
- On Friday, Jan. 7, Richard Arrington Boulevard will be completely shut down near the castle, and it will remain closed through the weekend (Jan.8-9) to ensure safety during the most intense demolition work. On Monday, Jan. 10, Richard Arrington will be partly reopened, but one lane will remain closed for the rest of the month while the site is cleaned.
- A portion of Ninth Avenue South near Richard Arrington Boulevard will remain closed for the duration of the demolition work.
Built in 1927 on the northwest corner of 9th Avenue South and 21st Street South, the castle has been vacant since the late 1990s.
“While the castle’s demolition is a bittersweet moment, we are excited about our plans for this site and what they mean for the future of Southern Research and for Alabama,” said Josh Carpenter, Ph.D., the president and CEO of Southern Research. “We are building a new biotech center that will greatly expand our research in infectious diseases like COVID-19 and the chronic health conditions that put our family, friends and communities at risk.”