Police station demolition begins

PUBLISHED: 13:00 07 December 2018

The former police station is being torn down. Picture: North Somerset Council

The former police station is being torn down. Picture: North Somerset Council

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The demolition of Weston’s former police station has begun, as plans for dozens of homes progress.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary moved to a new base at Junction 21 in 2016, with North Somerset Council and Government quango Homes England set to create a high-end apartment complex once the Walliscote Grove Road building is torn down.

The demolition is due to finish in February, but the adjoining former magistrates court will not be razed – and could be used for ‘cultural purposes’ in future.

Council leader Nigel Ashton said: “The demolition of the old police site is the first step in the transformation of this area, which will hold a contemporary apartment building.

“We expect the process to complete in February.”

“Once the building has been demolished by external contractors, we will aim to recycle much of the material to use for other construction projects within North Somerset.”

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