Demolition work is set to go ahead at Brimscombe Port.
Buildings that housed the popular Rush Skatepark, Long Table, and the Stroud Furniture Bank are set to be demolished with contractors expected to take 16 weeks to clear the 10 acre site.
The Listed Mill building will remain and continue to be occupied by the council’s commercial tenants together with the Listed Salt House.
Nearby residents have been kept informed of the demolition work.
The council is now searching for a developer to work with Stroud District Council to create a new waterside community.
Pictures: Matt Bigwood.
“The council has invested in this site to make it viable, and I am looking forward to the appointment of a developer who can work with us and the local community to regenerate this site in a way that meets the needs of both existing and future residents,” said Councillor Doina Cornell, Leader of Stroud District Council.
The council’s vision is for a sustainable residential-led mixed-use community with innovative and inspiring design that integrates with the existing surroundings.
The council has secured funding for the scheme from Homes England (£2million) and the Government’s One Public Estate Land Release Fund (£776,000). The council has also committed £3million to the project.
The council has procured the design of the infrastructure on the site and achieved planning permission.