Changing face of Staple Hill as demolition well underway
Published on: 04 Feb 2015
THESE photos show the changing face of Staple Hill’s landscape as buildings are demolished to make way for a housing development.
Bulldozers moved on to the site of former police buildings in Broad Street to prepare the land for homes for the over 60s.
The three-storey 1960s flat-roofed building to the side of the listed police station will be replaced with 43 one and two-bedroomed ‘Later Living’ apartments.
There will also be communal facilities, landscape gardens and car parking. The listed police station will remain intact and will be converted into five apartments.
The Court House is also being kept and used as a base for Avon and Somerset’s police community support officers.
The development is being run by McCarthy and Stone, which specialises in retirement homes and flats.
Planning permission was granted by South Gloucestershire Council last February on the condition that no building work will take place before 8am and not after 6pm on Mondays to Fridays and not before 9am and after 1pm on Saturdays. No building work is allowed on Sundays or Bank Holidays.
The company pledged the design of the homes would be respectful to its setting next to the historic police station.
Building work is scheduled to start this month with apartments going on sale from the autumn. The first home-owners are expected to move in early 2016.