Walnut Buildings, Radstock
Curo are looking to build new, high-quality homes through the redevelopment of the Walnut Buildings site in Radstock, North East Somerset.
Between 29th March and 26th April 2021 we're running a public consultation to gather views from the local community about the future of the site.
To take part, fill in our short survey at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/walnut-buildings
Your feedback will help us design development proposals for the site over the next few months. We'll run a second public consultation later in the year to look at the scheme details, such as site layout and number and tenure of homes.
What happens next at Walnut Buildings?
We will start demolition of Walnut Buildings from mid-April. The works are anticipated to last four weeks.
Over the past few months we've been working with contractor L.A. Moore to prepare the site. The works so far have included removal of heating systems, bathrooms and kitchens and disconnecting gas, electricity and water supplies.
The buildings will be taken down one by one in a controlled and considerate manner, with each block being demolished fully before moving on to the next. Specialist plant will be used to carefully remove roofs and walls and dig up the foundations.
We will work with our contractor to minimise disruption to the local community during demolition.
Why redevelop Walnut Buildings?
Walnut Buildings are a group of four blocks, comprising 32 flats in Radstock, North East Somerset.
In 2019, as part of a planned programme of major improvements at Walnut Buildings, Curo carried out a number of detailed surveys and inspections to understand the condition of each of the four blocks of flats.
The decision to demolish comes after in-depth surveys revealed that the type of construction would make it very difficult to refurbish the buildings to an acceptable standard.
Curo have worked with Bath & North East Somerset Council and residents at Walnut Buildings in 2019 and 2020 to find them new homes in the local area. All residents have now moved to suitable accommodation, with the last few households moving out in September 2020.