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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.”