Future for gasworks site revealed as demolition begins

PUBLISHED: 09:46 19 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:46 19 May 2014

Demolition work has started to take down the gasworks Weston.

Demolition work has started to take down the gasworks Weston.

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DEMOLITION experts have started taking down a familiar Weston landmark.

Demolition work has started to take down the gasworks Weston.Demolition work has started to take down the gasworks Weston.

Work has begun at the former gasworks site in Drove Road, with contractors slowly dismantling the mammoth green structures, which ceased production in 1968.

A Wales and West Utilities spokesman confirmed to the Mercury work would take about six months.

Rumours have been circulating all week about what the area would be used for once DSM Demolition has finished removing the gas holders.

New homes, a park, or even a large stadium have all been mooted while there were some tongue-in-cheek calls for an extra car park.

Demolition work has started to take down the gasworks Weston.Demolition work has started to take down the gasworks Weston.

However the utilities firm confirmed there are no plans to redevelop the site.

Its spokesman said: “Preparatory work to remove water from the tanks took place between January and April, then demolition work started this month.

“Following the removal of the redundant gas holders, the site will retain operational assets which includes gas storage tanks, a pressure reduction station and below ground pipes. The site is also used as a storage compound.”

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