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Demolition of college block on site to become town emergency station
5:00pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 in News
PREPARATORY work ahead of the building of the new combined emergency services station for Bromsgrove is gathering pace after the demolition of a former college block.
Earlier this year, work started on the new blue light centre, which will see the town’s police and fire stations combined on a derelict site off School Drive.
This month large cranes moved on to the site to demolish the former college block.
Once the site has been cleared the building of the centre - described by West Mercia Police as the first of its kind in the country - can get underway.
Meanwhile, work to upgrade and improve School Drive, has been completed.
The work aims to resolve a long standing issue concerning the state of the road’s walkways, which have been of particular concern to pupils of North Bromsgrove High School and NEW College students.
The school and college are accessed off the road, and youngsters have often had to use the carriageway as a result of flooding and the road's general poor state of repair.
Worcestershire County Council has worked closely with the police and fire authorities on the scheme as part of Bromsgrove Regeneration Partnership’s £2million upgrade of public spaces across the town centre.
Improvement work took place in the summer break ensuring it is now a much safer place for pupils and college students, returning for the new school year.
County councillor Anthony Blagg said: “We're delighted work to make these improvements is now complete and pupils, students and other pedestrians will be able to use the pavement safely."