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Demolition work to begin at Marchesi House in Weymouth, paving the way for new affordable homes

Demolition work at the Marchesi House site in Weymouth is to begin on 28th July, paving the way for much-needed new affordable homes from south west-based charitable housing association BCHA.

The current 25-unit Marchesi House, a former sheltered housing complex for older people that was designed in 1975, will be demolished to make way for a new development of 31 homes, including 13 one-bedroom flats, 12 two-bedroom houses, six three-bedroom houses and 38 parking spaces.

Contracts Manager at contractors Drew Smith, Rob Clarke, said: “Drew Smith looks forward to commencing demolition, to enable works at the Marchesi House site for BCHA. Initial works are estimated to take around 12 weeks and will mostly comprise demolition, enabling and site clearance works.”

Rob added: “All works will be carried out by specialist contractors under the supervision of Drew Smith and will be managed in accordance with health and safety practices. Working hours at the site will be 7.30am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays, and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. No work will be undertaken on Bank Holidays.”

Colin Salisman, Head of Development and Acquisitions at BCHA, said: “We are pleased to announce that the main demolition work is now taking place, allowing this next phase of the development to go ahead. BCHA will be working closely with Drew Smith to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum. Residents can discuss any concerns by calling the number below.”

Local residents can contact Drew Smith during the work by calling 01489 861400. 

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