Dursley News - March 2005

Dursley continues to change its face. Following the destruction of the Victoria Works by fire and its subsequent demolition, the developers, Crest Nicholson, started to clear the old Bymacks (ex-Lister) site. The area, between Long Street and Yellow Hundred housed a number of large buildings, latterly used for furniture manufacture, but these were quickly razed to the ground and pounded to rubble. Good views of the whole site can be had from Uley Road and the lane up to Chestal.

At the same time as the old factory came down, work began on the new library, with groundworks being dug out and foundations started.

  Picture Gallery (Click on picture for larger view)
    Bymacks site clearance
Now roofless, the remains of one of the Bymacks buildings looks in a sorry state. This view was taken from Uley Road.
(February 27th 2005)
    Site clearance gathers pace
Viewed from the lane up to Chestal house, the clearing of the old Bymacks site nears completion.
(March 12th 2005)
    Library foundations
The groundworks and reinforcements for the foundations of Dursley's new library start to take shape.
(April 3rd 2005)
    Library site
Looking towards May Lane from the rear of the library site showing the initial work on the library construction.
(April 3rd 2005)
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