Major progress being made on St Albans civic centre development

PUBLISHED: 09:06 21 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:06 21 November 2018

The former St Albans police station, which is due to be demolished as part of the Civic Centre Opportunity Site South project.

The former St Albans police station, which is due to be demolished as part of the Civic Centre Opportunity Site South project.

Archant

Major progress is being made on the ‘most ambitious development St Albans council has undertaken’.

Surveys are currently being carried out at the Civic Centre Opportunity Site (CCOS) South site, which includes the former police and NHS buildings.

The council’s portfolio holder for development Julian Daly said: “This is a multi-million redevelopment, the most ambitious the council has undertaken.

“It has been years in the planning and now the public will begin to see major changes with the dilapidated old police station and health clinic due to be demolished early next year.

“Before that can take place, however, a lot of preparatory work needs to be done and this is the stage we are now progressing.This is a very exciting development. There is no doubt it will greatly improve an area in the very heart of the city that has become rather rundown.”

In the New Year, work will begin to remove asbestos, put up scaffolding and then demolish the two buildings.

More news stories

17:00

Unseen work by a successful artist has been discovered and published by her son after her passing.

A St Albans man is hoping to raise over £200 for charity through a Christmas lights display.

09:00

A thief from St Albans who used multiple aliases was given a suspended sentence for stealing from and damaging cars.

Yesterday, 15:51

A London Colney primary school went the extra mile for its nativity play by including a real donkey and baby.

CountryPhile

I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards