The following is the update sent out by PG Group today (25 January 2018)
Update on the demolition works for Westmorland House and Carriageworks
If you made the meeting on the 10th January, you’ll have heard the Wring Group outline their plans for the demolition programme. If not, here is the latest news:
January has been spent undertaking design works and statutory notifications and they have now been able to confirm they will be on site from 5th February with the retention of the Carriageworks façade is planned for the last two weeks in February. If you have any questions please contact me. Here is the schedule for the next 3-months:
February – March
- Site set up – including fencing and welfare facilities
- Undertake environmental clean of site
- Working with ecologist on vegetation and levelling the ground
- Installation of facade retention to the Carriageworks. Scaffold protection to Westmorland House
- Closure of pedestrian pavement from Carriageworks (by Best Supermarket) to end of Westmorland House FOR APPROX 6 WEEKS ONLY
- Installation of pedestrian access crossing point by Best Supermarket
Traffic Management: Wrings are currently working closely with Highways to finalise the carriage widths, BUT a two-way traffic flow on Stokes Croft will continue throughout these works and the life of the site.
- Once the facade retention and protection system is in place, the pavement will be reopened with a tunnel to enable pedestrians to pass by the works in safety.
- On-site demolition, including No 4 Ashley Road will start along with various other buildings on the site, Carriageworks structure – not the facade – and the Westmorland House building.
Wrings Policy of recycle, reclaim and re-use.
Wring will follow the Demolition and WRAP Protocols in order to recycle, reclaim and re-use as much of the material arising as practical. They will be using the most up to date recycling equipment and most of the recycling operations will be recycled on site to reduce transportation. This recovering and recycling of all types of construction materials from wood to concrete, avoids all but the most essential use of landfill; concrete is crushed into different grades of aggregate, meeting construction needs, metal and timbers are processed, screened and segregated; bulky materials are removed mechanically.
If you have any specific question, please just get in touch with me.
Jenny Gee firstname.lastname@example.org