Dursley News - December 2008

Progress on many of the town's building works slowed during the last two weeks of December as the holiday period encroached. The scaffolding came off the new bright orange central portion of the new Rednock School, revealing it in all its glory. The new fire station also moved on and with the addition of the three red doors is now clearly advertising its purpose as it nears completion.

On the Castle Street site which will soon be occupied by Sainsbury's, preparatory clearance works have begun with some trees being felled. The long-term car parking on the nearby Rack Field is also to be moved to the old Gazette print-works site as a temporary measure.

In Cam, the redevelopment of the garage forecourt at Draycott is progressing at a very fast pace and it won't be too long before it is back in action.

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    Rednock School
With the scaffolding removed the bright orange colouring of the central area of the new Rednock School, though not subtle, certainly attracts attention.
(December 20th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Distant view of Rednock School
Viewed from the top of Stinchcombe Hill, the extent of the construction works on the new Rednock School is now clearly visible.
(December 29th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Behind the new fire station
At the rear of the new fire station building it's now clear that the roof tiles are all in place and the brickwork is completed.
(December 24th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Fire station doors installed
The fire station is nearing completion and the prominent red doors have now been installed, making the building's purpose clear for all to see.
(December 27th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Draycott garage - roof timbers in place
The redevelopment of the forecourt of the garage in Draycott, Cam is gathering pace and the roof timbers have been installed on the main building.
(December 7th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Draycott garage - the slates are on
Three weeks on and the slates are in place on the shop roof and the girders have been erected which will soon support the forecourt canopy.
(December 28th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Last days of the youth club
The youth club building next to the swimming pool will shortly be pulled down as part of the site clearance work prior to construction of the new Sainsbury's supermarket.
(December 31st 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Future long-term parking
With the imminent start on the new Sainsbury's supermarket in Castle Street, temporary long-term parking has had to be found to replace the spaces on the Rack Field site. This location, where the old Gazette print-works once stood, will cater for visitors to the town while construction is in progress.
(December 7th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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