Dursley News - February 2008

Rednock School construction work is moving along at a fast pace and some of the initial prefabricated structures have been lifted into position by the giant crane which now towers over the site. This crane is capable of reaching the whole length of the main building, eased by having it on rails which allow it to move slightly in two directions.

In the centre of town, work has started on preparation work for the new supermarket. Several of the trees on and around the Rack field site have been felled and much of the undergrowth cleared. Some of the timber is planned to be used in the new sculpture trail which is hoped to be opened later in the year in Twinberrow woods.

The houses on the old Bymacks/Crest Nicholson site are nearing completion and some of the finishing touches are being put into place. These include turfing and surfacing the pavements.

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    Construction in the hole
The size of the hole is clearly visible here and many of the foundations have been laid and await the concrete walls which will be erected upon them.
(February 16th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    The giant has arrived!
This newly arrived crane was erected on location and is now greatly easing the construction efforts by lifting the prefabricated concrete structures into position.
(February 23rd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    The first walls go up.
At the southern end of the site, concrete is being poured and the first concrete walls have been lifted into position in this giant hole in the ground.
(February 23rd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)

New Kingshill Road entrance
Two new openings on to Kingshill Road have been made from the Rednock site and this shows the northern one awaiting completion.
(February 2nd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Rack field tree clearance work
As part of the preparation for the new supermarket in the town centre, work has begun felling trees and clearing scrub around the long term car-park / Rack field area.
(February 17th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)


May Lane library and new construction work
Framed by the angular lines of the town's modern library, the new houses in May Lane now have some of their roof timbers in place and ar emaking their presence felt on the townscape.
(February17th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Crest-Nicholson finishing touches
Turfing has now occurred in the centre of the Bymacks/Crest-Nicholson development so there is now some green to be seen in the area. Many of the pavements have also been surfaced and just the road still needs to be finished off.
(February 23rd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)


Dursley Dozen hill climbing
The annual 12 mile "Dursley Dozen" race took place on 10th February and one of the highlights (for the spectators anyway) is the steep climb known as "The Precipice" which takes the runners back up to the top of Stnichcombe Hill and leaves them with just two miles to go to the finish in the centre of town.
(February 10th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)

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