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Bristol’s largest tower crane to be erected in city centre

New milestone in the development of Castle Park View

A
significant milestone has been reached in the development of Castle Park View
this week as Bristol’s largest tower crane is to be erected against the city
skyline.

The
102m high crane will remain a fixture for eighteen months as developer Linkcity
works with its construction partner Bouygues UK on building Bristol’s tallest
residential building.

The
tower will be based on the site of a former ambulance station next to
the Finzels Reach development at Castle Park, and when finished will
provide 375 homes across 26 storeys.

The
erection of the tower crane is expected to take two days, from the 21st
to 22nd September, and roads should not be affected with no closures
planned.

Tony
Rides, Castle Park View project manager from Bouygues UK said
:
“We are incredibly excited to have reached this important milestone in the
construction of Castle Park View. At 26 storeys, this will be Bristol’s tallest
residential building and so naturally requires a tower crane that is equally as
monumental – we’re very much looking forward to this historic moment in the
city’s development.

“We
have also arranged for the crane to be erected over the weekend to limit
disruption to the commute of thousands of people into the city and so have
avoided the need for road closures.”

Linkcity
has been working in partnership with Bristol City Council and Homes England on
developing the project, which will include 75 affordable homes, as well as 300
private one and two-bedroom apartments.

Work
on the scheme, which was designed by architects Chapman Taylor, began in
January of this year and is set to be complete by 2022.

Tony
added
: “It’s an honour to be redeveloping this former
brownfield site into what we believe will become a Bristol city landmark for
many years to come, and providing much needed affordable housing to residents
of the city.”

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