Baths work to restart

September 02 2014

WORK on the North Bristol Baths development is set to be back underway this month, following lengthy delays and months of uncertainty.

WORK on the North Bristol Baths development is set to be back underway this month, following lengthy delays and months of uncertainty.
The council announced at the end of January that they had concerns about the quality of work being done to the Gloucester Road development, which is to encompass a community health centre, pharmacy and hydrotherapy suite, alongside new housing and the Bishopston Library.
However, project developer Chatsworth Homes, said that the council had "blown matters out of proportion".
Capita was appointed to review the work being done by Chatsworth Homes, which started in October 2012.
But according to director, Kevin Batt, the reports from Capita revealed there were no major concerns.
Mr Batt has told the Bishopston Voice that the development is set to be "back on track" by the middle of September.
The developers returned to the site on August 4, and have been carrying out remedial and dilapidation work items on the build since.
He said: "We have been slightly set back over the summer, as most of our contractors are carrying out work on schools. So we're hoping that come September, we can get things fully under-way again. We are really appreciative of the support of the local residents and thank them greatly."
A council spokesman said: "The delay at this site has been unfortunate but absolutely necessary to ensure the best long-term outcome.
"We’ve been working with Capita and the developer Chatsworth Homes to agree a schedule of works needed to put things right and finish the development to the required standard.
"It has been a complex process and we’re grateful for the continued patience of everyone involved or affected."

North Bristol Baths development