Dursley News - August 2009

The brand new Rednock School has taken the last few steps before opening for the first time to children in September. The building was handed over at the end of July and the transfer of everything from the old school has been ongoing for several weeks. Landscaping at the front of the new building and final surfacing of the car park is now complete and it awaits its new residents. At the same time, the focus has switched to the old buildings and contractors are on site to tear down them down in readiness for site clearance and landscaping.

Elsewhere, work is continuing on digging foundations for an extension to what will become the LIDL supermarket on Kingshill Road. The existing building has also been gutted and is undergoing a major facelift. Further south on Kingshill Road, the Wild Goose garage has undergone a makeover and has reopened after a short closure.

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    The new school gets a name
Striking in colour, the central portion of the new Rednock displays its newly painted name for the first time, in preparation for opening.
(August 7th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    The new northern entrance to the school
The signs and the new boundary fence are up around Rednock School as it awaits its first pupils.
(August 29th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    The completed school car park
At the northern end of the main school site, the car park is fully surfaced and the contractors have left.
(August 29th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Landscaping materials for the new school
Intended for landscaping the school site, a huge pile of boulders has arrived and is deposited on the old car park on Rednock Drive, awaiting use.
(August 20th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Demolition of the old
Behind the new school, the demolition task is well underway and the old buildings are being cleared prior to landscaping.
(August 20th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Work on the new LIDL supermarket
The front entrance of what will be the new LIDL supermarket has been torn apart and awaits a makeover before reopening.
(August 7th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    View over the Sainsbury's site
A panoramic view from the recreation ground showing that work on the new Sainsbury's is well underway.
(August 15th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Foundations under construction at Sainsbury's
With much of the site clearance complete, initial groundworks and foundation construction is progress.
(August 29th 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Facelift for the Wild Goose garage
The Wild Goose garage on the Kingshill Road has gone through a transformation and now appears in new colours.
(August 31st 2009 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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