Walnut Buildings, Radstock
Walnut Buildings are a group of four blocks, comprising 32 flats in Radstock, North East Somerset. In November 2020 Curo announced that the buildings will be demolished by the end of March 2021. Curo will consult with local residents and stakeholders about future plans for the site.
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 recent in-depth surveys revealed that the type of construction makes it very difficult to bring the buildings up to an acceptable standard.
Curo have worked with Bath & North East Somerset Council and residents at Walnut Buildings over the past year 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 this year.
Curo will apply to B&NES for permission to demolish the four blocks. Subject to local authority approval and tendering of demolition services, it is anticipated that Walnut Buildings will be demolished by the end of March 2021.
Local residents will be kept informed about the next steps and Curo will work with the selected contractor to minimise disruption to the local community during demolition.
Curo will develop proposals for new housing on the site and will consult with the local community and stakeholders at the appropriate time.