Demolition clears way for new library

December 31 2012
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Work will soon get under way on Bishopston’s new library, with developers planning to start the building work this month.

Demolition clears way for new library

Work will soon get under way on Bishopston’s new library, with developers planning to start the building work this month. North Baths development

The public toilets next to the Bristol North Baths site were demolished during December. This will now clear the way for work to begin on new toilets and the library.

The redevelopment of the former pool itself is also on target, with the creation of a new first floor inside the building now complete.  

Kevin Batt, managing director of Chatsworth Homes, which is behind the development, said: “Now the car park has closed and the public conveniences which were there have been demolished people will be able to see that things are moving forward.”

The project will see the former pool become a health centre with hydrotherapy pool, physiotherapy suite, meeting room, pharmacy and minor surgery room, with a new library next door and 10 apartments.

It is expected the development will be complete by autumn 2013.