The Carriageworks redevelopment, once finished, will have 200+ people living and working on the site. Over time it will develop its own character and culture and that in turn will influence the culture of Stokes Croft and all the surrounding communities. We want to find out what you think the culture of the redeveloped site should be like.
At the end of May we’ll combine all the answers into a single wordcloud and send it to PG Group, the developers, and their cultural consultants Willis Newson. We want to ensure that the cultural plan includes everything that is part of a full and rounded life.
Just follow this link to SurveyMonkey and fill in your answer to the single question; we’ll then compile the wordcloud at the end of May.
If you want a reminder of how the site will be developed the ground floor plans are below and you can see all the plans on our website via this link. These plans aren’t being changed. This exercise is more about the details and how the site will be used and managed in the long term.
Wrings, the demolition contractors, are putting up the hoardings on Ashley Road. They’ll be taking out the pipework in the next week or so. Then demolition proper of Westmorland House starts in about three weeks.
We hear that Natural England have now granted the bat licence. If that was the last block on demolition progressing then we could see things start to happen quite soon.
Thank you to whoever pulled strings at Natural England to push the licence along.
Wrings, the demolition contractors, have started erecting pedestrian safety barriers around the Carriageworks and Westmorland House site. Westmorland House is scheduled for demolition. The listed Carriageworks building will be restored.
PG is still waiting for a Bat Licence from Natural England. This is causing delays with the site preparation and demolition. There are no further updates, and it is not possible for PG to give us a revised timetable.
If anyone knows anyone at Natural England who might be able to help this process along, please let us know – or just have a word in the right ear so the development can progress. Thanks!
Heavy demolition equipment delivered 28th Feb 2018 by DC Merrett, Specialist Services of Gloucester. Equipment included a ‘Heavy Excavation Bucket’ for the tracked vehicle and a ‘Demolition Safety Frame’ for protection. Note that arrival of equipment does not necessarily mean work is imminent – the contractors are able to store equipment at the site in advance of work starting.