The major regeneration project for the Carriageworks and Westmorland House is going ahead.
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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