As anyone regularly passing or living close to Carriageworks will be aware, work above ground began late November and the steel work is quickly taking shape. PG Group, the developer, found some of the worst ground conditions they’ve ever encountered with large amounts of buried concrete, steel girders etc pointing to the site’s long industrial past.
COVID and Brexit have both been challenges for the development so far with impact on the supply of both labour and materials.
Block A (the largest of all the blocks but without a direct frontage to Stokes Croft) has now reached its finished height of six storeys, although roof finishes will add a bit to the final height.
The steelwork for Block D. behind Croft Dale, is also progressing.
Block C, the Carriageworks building itself, will be the last to be completed, probably by late 2022.