For today’s news, the Fruit Market is ready to reach the end of a rehabilitation project that has cost several million pounds. Meanwhile, Totland Pier’s development of a brand-new cafe and restaurant that spans two stories is making significant headway as of late. Furthermore, the construction of a brand new police station in Yeovil, which is expected to cost several million pounds, has been “paused” due to the fact that the town’s big old station is currently being used as “temporary accommodation” for officers. Moreover, the revitalization of Warrington’s town centre with the addition of 900 apartments has been given the green light. In addition, the plan calls for the construction of an area with tens of thousands of square feet of commercial space as well as parking.
Fruit Market has undergone considerable alteration during the past decade
The Fruit Market is about to complete a multimillion-pound redevelopment project.
Wykeland of Hull first unveiled ideas for @TheDock nearly a decade ago. They included developing the C4Di building for tech startups and transforming the derelict Central Dry Dock into a public amphitheatre on the River Hull.
At the time, most of the site was empty. The remaining fruit market warehouses and a tavern were removed to make space for the project.
Since then, other office buildings have been erected and are now completely occupied. It has a restaurant, a coffee shop, and a bakery.
Now Wykeland has proposed a net zero office structure to finish @TheDock. It will be built on the last remaining Humber Street open space and deliver 150 new jobs to the neighbourhood.
The building is designed with rooftop solar panels and a green roof and wall. It will be all-electric with an air source heat pump.
Electric vehicle charging points will be given in the 17-space ground-floor car park, and sensor lighting will be installed throughout.
Construction will start next month to avoid disrupting this weekend’s Humber Street Sesh and Freedom Festival. The building is being created speculatively and will be completed next summer.
John Gouldthorp, asset manager at Wykeland, said @TheDock is a flourishing digital community with numerous leading IT enterprises and innovative start-up and scale-up ventures. This additional investment in @TheDock’s final phase is a show of confidence in the digital hub.
“It will also boost the fruit market’s rebirth.” In recent years, @TheDock has been turned from a brownfield site into a hub for digital innovation. The new building completes the voyage. “
The first and second floors will each have 5,500 sq ft of office space. The building can be leased to a single business or many tenants, with suites ranging from 2,250 to 11,000 sq ft.
The office entrance is from the plaza. The new building’s primary entrance will be on Humber Street, alongside Arco’s new flagship office and the Fruit Market car park.
Building leasing is handled by PPH. Ben Cooper, divisional director, said, “We’re pleased to market @TheDock’s last building.”
“We foresee considerable demand for space due to the quality of the Grade A offices, the building’s sustainability credentials, and Wykeland’s work to establish @TheDock as a tech hub.”
New Isle of Wight pier restaurant progressing well
Original Source: Work on new Isle of Wight pier restaurant making good progress
Isle of Wight Guru photographed Totland Pier under construction on August 16.
Shell and core construction should be finished by this summer.
The two-story restaurant at the end of the pier can serve 120 people inside and 100 outside.
The 140-metre pier was rehabilitated where possible and replaced where necessary.
The pier-head has been replaced with steel piles and platforms to accommodate the new building, and the entire structure has been re-boarded in oak to retain its Victorian heritage and endure another century.
Yeovil Police Station’s future is unknown
Original Source: Mystery surrounds future of empty Yeovil Police Station
The construction of a new multi-million pound police station in Yeovil has been “paused” as the town’s large existing station is left empty and officers work from “temporary accommodation.” Plans to renovate Horsey Lane station and create a new police centre there go back at least four years.
Avon and Somerset Constabulary made a decision on the future of police in Yeovil in 2018, and in 2020 it proposed a new £6.2 million facility at Horsey Lane, which was agreed by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) last year. However, it now appears that plans may be shelved as the police department “considers the requirements for policing across South Somerset.”
A spokeswoman said the proposed state-of-the-art police centre was expected to be finished by autumn 2021, a spokeswoman said. Now, the police department has committed to “make a decision by Spring 2023” – at least five years after deciding to revamp the Horsey Lane site.
Meanwhile, officers and police employees in the town continue to work from SSDC offices on Brympton Way. The existing five-floor police station at Horsey Lane is now empty, Avon and Somerset Constabulary said.
A cop said: “Our estate is constantly reviewed to ensure that our buildings can satisfy the demands of officers, personnel, and local communities today and in the future.” The construction of a new police station in Yeovil was halted in October 2021 while we reviewed our needs across South Somerset.
“Chief constable Sarah Crew and police and crime commissioner Mark Shelford are committed to having a police station in Yeovil, but they want to make sure our plans fit with our long-term goals and are the best solutions to meet the needs of our communities and a contemporary police service. ” Our decision on what this provision will look like has been delayed, but we’ll make one by spring 2023.
“The temporary inquiry office will remain at Horsey Lane.” “Staff and officers in Yeovil can continue to utilise temporary space co-located with South Somerset District Council while we seek new alternatives.”
What were Horsey Lane’s plans?
The original intention of Avon and Somerset Constabulary and SSDC was to destroy Horsey Lane and build a new police centre on the same footprint. The new station would have two levels instead of five, and 50% less work space than its predecessor.
It would not have had any custody cells, thus individuals arrested would have continued to be transported from Yeovil to Bridgwater since 2017. A representative for DPP Planning, on behalf of Avon and Somerset Police, said “the old building is completely inappropriate for modern policing demands and oversized for local needs, resulting in significant wasteful running expenses that could be distributed elsewhere.”
He said: “As a result, the constabulary has assessed how best to use the facility to serve Yeovil’s residents.” The removal of the existing building and the development of a state-of-the-art facility was viewed as the most efficient method to give Yeovil a 21st century policing service.
At the time, residents called the ideas a “waste of money” and a “dereliction of duty.” The late Lord Paddy Ashdown, a former Yeovil MP and Liberal Democrat leader, called the shortage of cells “extremely bad news for the town” and asked the police to “think again.”
Warrington town centre hotel and 900 units approved
A 900-apartment renovation of Warrington’s town centre has been approved. The development management committee passed the outline planning proposal on Thursday (August 25) as recommended.
The plan will demolish buildings and build up to 900 apartments, a hotel, and tens of thousands of square feet of office space and parking. 2.7 hectares of land are surrounded by Scotland Road, Buttermarket Street, and Crown Street.
This space is occupied by Asda. There are some unoccupied retail spaces at Cockhedge Shopping Centre, a bingo hall, a car park off Scotland Road, and New Town House.
The application includes the destruction of 18 shop and café units and the bingo building. They would be replaced by 900 apartments, a hotel, and 21,000 square metres of Class E floorspace, plus open space. Class E establishments include retail, food and drink enterprises, financial and professional services, leisure uses, and medical and childcare facilities.
The application is for outline permission, with appearance and other approvals to come later. Six nine-story blocks are proposed by Cockhedge Property Unit Trust and Warrington & Co.
Committee member and councillor, Mr. Bob Barr, called it a very fascinating idea for the town that fits many “aspirations” of the council and people. I’m thrilled by the visual green space suggested for the development, but we’ll still end up with very vast blocks that aren’t green.
Is it possible to add roof gardens, balconies, or planting components to the building facades to green up a prominent collection of buildings? Cllr Barr was informed “definitely” and to remember that a third of the site is council-owned.
Summary of today’s construction news
In today’s construction news, nearly ten years ago, Wykeland of Hull presented initial concepts for what would later become @TheDock. They included establishing the C4Di building for tech entrepreneurs and renovating the old Central Dry Dock into a public amphitheatre on the River Hull. Both of these projects were part of the Hull Waterfront Regeneration Project.
In relation to the development of the New Isle of Wight pier restaurant, the pier-head has been replaced with steel piles and platforms in order to make room for the new building, and the entire structure has been re-boarded in oak in order to preserve its Victorian heritage and last for another century.
Meanwhile, in 2018, the Avon and Somerset Constabulary reached a decision regarding the future of the police force in Yeovil. Two years later, in 2020, the force proposed a new £6.2 million facility at Horsey Lane, which was approved by the South Somerset District Council (SSDC) in 2017. The South Somerset Police Department is currently “considering the requirements for policing across South Somerset,” but it looks like the plans may be abandoned for the time being.
Over and above that, Warrington’s town centre will be redeveloped to include as many as 900 flats, a hotel, and tens of thousands of square feet of business space and parking spaces, according to the approved proposal. Scotland Road, Buttermarket Street, and Crown Street enclose the 2.7 acre plot of property.