Police station demolition begins
- Credit: Archant
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.”
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“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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