At the end of March I was fortunate to get a quick tour of the demolition work being carried out by Kier of Bristol’s former sorting office at Temple Meads. The structure, which has been derelict since 1997, is being demolished to make way for the new Bristol University Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
The building sits right next to the railway tracks and opposite platform 15 of Bristol Temple Meads station and as a result no explosives are being used in the demolition process. Instead the structure is being eaten away by two giant ‘nibblers’.
Below is a selection of the images that I took during my visit. Hopefully these give a sense of the scale of the building and site itself, which is hard to gauge until you get close up. Note, you can see how the building looked in 2017 in one of my previous blog posts.
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