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.
“With the demise of Bristol’s most long-lived eyesore, the re-development of the site might, just might, herald the gentrification of the Stokes Croft area.”
Has some good pics of Stokes Croft through the ages.
The old doctors’ surgery at 4 Ashley Road is no more.
Photo credit: Jon Tan of The Mild Bunch
The heavy machinary is arriving at the Carriageworks site, ready for nibbling away at Westmorland House.
Photos taken 6 Feb 2018
More on the Bristol Post website
PG Group (the developers of the site) are trying to establish whether there are any cellars below Westmorland House or the Carriageworks. With demolition due to start in February this could be critical information.
People likely to know might be builders / surveyors who had dealings with the building, or anyone who used to work at the Regional Pools.
If you have any information do please get in touch with us – email@example.com
Historic England Archives have found this photo of the Carriageworks dating from 1946 – showing the building in all its splendour.
Click for the full Historic England record.
Who’d have believed that we’d be starting the year with positive news about the development of the Carriageworks and Westmoreland House site. Or even, that the development is finally going to happen. Soon! Find out more at a
Wednesday 10th January
From 6 – 8 pm
At the King Centre, King Square, BS2 8JH
Members of the PG Group team will bring us all up to date about the timetable for the development of the site, and how this will impact on the areas surrounding it. How will the traffic management work? How & when will Westmoreland House (the 1960s tower) be demolished? How will the Carriageworks building be protected? And more. We will also talk about the Cultural Plan – what needs to be considered?
And any other issues you want to raise about this long-awaited development. If there is something you would like to raise, and can’t get to the meeting, please send us an email via: email firstname.lastname@example.org or the CAG website – contact page: http://www.carriageworks.org.uk
We can’t say it enough: together, we have made this happen. Redevelopment schemes have been proposed over the past 20 years. Some even got planning permission. But they never saw the light of day, and the dereliction continued. CAG was formed in 2011, and we have never given up our belief that if we all kept pushing, we would see a development happen. We have all kept going. Members of the Liaison Group have carried on working together, carrying on dialogues with developers, with Council Officers and Councillors. And people living in the communities impacted by the dereliction of the site have continued to come to CAG Community Meetings, continued to ask questions, continued to keep up the pressure to see a development that meets the aspirations of the Community Vision.
We’ve been successful because we’ve worked together and we never gave up. As the scheme develops, we will continue the dialogue, to make sure that the redevelopment of the Carriageworks delivers not just an end to the dereliction but an exemplar scheme in a gateway location.
We hope to see you on January 10th.
Wishing you all a very happy New Year from the CAG Liaison Group