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

Castle Park View (c) Chapman Taylor

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.

Castle Park View (c) Chapman Taylor

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.”