Important update on demolition work at The Carriageworks
Wrings have been on site for the last few days and removing foliage around the site, especially No 4 Ashley Road. It has become very apparent that this building is in a far more fragile state than was previously thought.
At a project meeting today, Wrings reported on the state of this building and given the importance of Health and Safety, the decision has been made to bring forward the demolition of N0 4. Starting on Wednesday of next week, 14/2, Wrings are going to carefully reduced the building in a controlled manner. This will allow Wrings to open up the site to allow better site set up and access for the archaeologist. It will also make it safer for machinery moving around the site.
The major regeneration project for the Carriageworks and Westmorland House is going ahead.
We are pleased to report that all 3 applications have now been approved and a Deed of Variation to amend the extant S106 Agreement has been completed.
All key documents are on this web site, however talso he application submission, background papers and decision notices are available on the Bristol City Council website - Just click this link.
The PG Group have now officially acquired the derelict site, which has been empty for 35 years and condemned as an eyesore by residents.
The site includes the adjoining historic Grade Two listed Carriageworks building, which dates back to 1862 and is one of the West Country's top ten most at risk heritages sites.
PG Group intends to build the granted Planning permission without making any substantial changes. This will require demolition of Westmoreland House and the restoration of the Carriageworks facade. the resulting development will create 112 new homes, as well as around 13 business units. Work on site is planned to start in the new year.
The site was formally acquired from London-based Fifth Capital, who were granted planning consent in July last year. PG Group has said that it is keen to create a development that could contribute positively to the existing vibrant community and that consultations with the Carriage Works Action Group and other local community interest groups has already started.
This web site will be used to enable the community to contribute to aspects of the development such as the Cultural Plan for the site.
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