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Demolition begins on Gloucester Golden Egg eyesore

Work on the demolition of a well-known eyesore in Gloucester begun this week.

The Golden Egg building in Kings Square, which has laid derelict for ten years, is being demolished as part of a redevelopment of the local shopping centre.

After months of negotiation with the owner, the 1960s former restaurant, which has been the source of complaints for many years, was bought by Gloucester City Council.

Although demolition equipment won't be brought on site for a number of weeks, contractors have begun stripping the fixtures and fittings from the building. Following the removal of the interior, work will begin to demolish the link bridge between the Golden Egg and King's Walk. Demolition of the building will then begin on 3 February and last throughout the month.

The demolition will mark the beginning of the local redevelopment project, which has been delayed for a number of years.

Following the signing of a £60 million deal, which was finally agreed upon in 2012, Gloucester City Council and developer Stanhope plc can now begin the regeneration of Kings Square and build 30 new shops, new restaurants and a bus station.

Published January 21, 2014 | Back to demolition news | Subscribe to our rss feed | Bookmark and Share