Coulgate Street demolition [UPDATED]

The Common and Bridge House demoltion projects have been joined by the old Speedicars building on Coulgate Street, which is now a smoking pile of rubble.

There were long-standing plans to redevelop this site, but they had stalled when we enquired last summer. We're asking for an update now and will let you know when and if we hear what's happening. A good-quality development on that site would be good news and strengthen the argument for the part-pedestrianisation of Coulgate Street.

UPDATE: Although we're yet to hear back from our official enquiries, the builder taking a hammer to masonry this morning claimed that flats were being built on site, which would tally with the original plans.