Dursley News - March 2011

Further work continues on the new houses in May Lane and aside from the unfinished pavement, to all intents and purposes they now appear substantially complete. The rear of the plots needs further work as does the small road which will allow access to the rear of the properties, which is now in the course of construction.

Elsewhere, construction of the new Vale Community hospital is well under way. This facility which is due to open in 2012 will replace the existing Berkeley Hospital and Sandpits Clinic in Dursley.

One completed project this month was the refurbishment of the old Coop store at the corner of May Lane and Parsonage Street. Part of this building, which was most recently the Warehouse nightclub, has become the home of the estate agent, Besley Hill, who transferred from their shop in Long Street. The remainder of the ground floor and the first floor is due to become a restaurant.

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    Dursley library and new May Lane houses
The new houses on May Lane and the adjacent library make an interesting contrast.
(March 27th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Access road to the May Lane houses
The access road to the rear of the new houses on May Lane is now being constructed.
(March 27th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Community Hospital progress
Work is proceeding at a steady pace on the new Vale Community Hospital building on the Littlecombe site.
(March 11th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Besley Hill's old home
The estate agent premises of Besley Hill in Long Street just prior to transferring the business to the corner of May lane and Parsonage Street.
(March 6th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Besley Hill's new home
All ready for the move from Long Street, this view shows the refurbished Cooperative building, soon to be home to Besley Hill.
(March 6th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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