Demolition of old police station completed

North Somerset Council has completed the demolition of a former police site as part of its plans for Walliscote Place in Weston-super-Mare.

The demolition process included removing asbestos, taking out fixtures and fittings and disconnecting utilities. Contractors also took down the link to the Magistrates Court and put in ramps and new entrance points to retain access to the site.

The adjoining Magistrates Court, which has been used for Heritage Action Zone history open days, was not part of the demolition and has been retained for future use.

Don Davies, Leader of North Somerset Council said: “The completed demolition will enable the council to move forward with ideas to breathe new life into this area. We look forward to developing detailed plans and consulting local people on them in due course. We’re also pleased that the debris from the building has been crushed up and will be recycled in future commercial schemes. This approach not only recycles the materials but saves the council money.”

The demolition has been filmed from a time lapse camera to showcase the process of demolishing the six-story building:

The regeneration of Weston-super-Mare has seen over £75m invested into the town centre over the last ten years, creating a vibrant and diverse town focused around living, learning and lifestyle. The council will continue to deliver improvements to key development sites, positively encourage investment and attract more people to live in the town centre, creating an improved local economy that is also sensitive and supportive of our vibrant heritage.