Ross-on-Wye

Ross-on-Wye

Texaco Development



13th August '05

On the 13th August 2005 the station was looking rather untidy and had been empty and up for sale for quite a few months awaiting redevelopment.

The site was up for sale with planning for 16 luxury apartments.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
The old Texaco service station.
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6th September '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Today the canopy over the forecourt was pulled down using the digger and a grab on the arm leaving the building mostly intact.



Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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7th September '05

Today the main building was demolished and tidied leaving a relatively small pile of rubble.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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9th September '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Now the concrete of the forecourt has started to be pulled up to allow access to the old fuel tanks.




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12th September '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Now the old fuel tanks are being dug out leaving a strong smell of fuel in the area.


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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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14th September '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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The tanks are taking a few days to remove.






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15th September '05

Tanks are now out and strewn around the back of the site.

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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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16th September '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Today a crushing device was delivered to the site and the rubble and concrete started to be crushed and dropped into one of the pits where a tank was located.

The low loader blocked Gloucester Road for a short while causing minor congestion.


Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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19th September '05

Crushing and digging continues ...

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21st September '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Yesterday, the crushing machine broke down and one of the hydraulic motors had to be replaced which meant there was a short delay in the crushing.

By this evening, most of the site had been now been leveled off.

Nearly all of the concrete has been crushed and used as a basis for the site leaving only the heaps of top soil and the metal piping and tanks to deal with.



23rd September '05

The site is now leveled and some of the machinery has been removed. This leaves only heaps of soil on the site.

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27th October '05

In the last week the soil has been spread over the rubble on the site and wooden pegs placed around the site marking various points.

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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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17th November '05

The site has now been further leveled off and the front of the site fenced off ready for work to start. This does make taking photos rather tricky as can be seen to the right. A new rear fence has been erected.

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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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29th November '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Concrete blocks have been delivered and further digging has been continuing. Surveying and various additional marker posts have been added.



12th December '05

The building has now started and the foundation walls and the floor hangers have started to have been added ready for concrete to be poured into the space and then for the main walls and structure of the buildings to be added above.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
Floor reinforcing for something like a slab floor
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Behind the pallet there is already some pre-fabricated concrete floor reinforcing in place ready for a slab floor and to the right of the shot are some stacked up bits of the reinforcing ready to be installed.


Here the foundations and floor supports can be seen and possibly the membrane to keep the damp out of the floor. On top of these walls, the concrete reinforcing is added and then concrete is poured between them to form the floor.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
Foundation walls
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18th December '05

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Here the base for the floors of two buildings can be seen with the various soil pipes and ventilation openings fitted and standing proud of the surface. The building on the left is further advanced than the one on the right.


Here the lower level of the floor can be seen. The soil pipes are at the front and back of the building.

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7th January '06

In the last week the scaffold has been put up to allow the building of the walls.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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The scaffold towers over the surroundings and possibly the top layer of the scaffold shows the approximate height of the building.


14th January '06

By Wednesday the lower floor had been built, and in the last few days the upper walls have been put up.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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16th January '06

Now the roof supports are in place and some upper interior walls have been added.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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18th January '06

More of the roof supports are now in place.

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22nd January '06

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The building structure is coming on well and it looks like the roof should soon be added. The second building has not been started yet.


What looks like a third plot has now been excavated and the footings have been started.

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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye
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29th January '06

The roof is now on the first building.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (29-1-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (29-1-06)
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The scaffold for the second building shows that the next building will soon be constructed.


5th February '06

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (5-2-06)
The whole site
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The roof tiles and windows are now fitted to the first building, the 2nd one is up the 2nd floor level, and the third one is about to have the floor base added.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (5-2-06)
The base of building three
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9th February '06

The roof trusses are ready to be added to building two (and by the end of the day had been put into place) and the walls are being built up around building one. The base of building three is now pretty much complete as well.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (9-2-06)
Building two
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (9-2-06)
Building one
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14th February '06

Here we see that the buildings are going up very quickly; the brick work is well advanced on building one, the roof will soon be on building two and the scaffold is being put up for building three.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (14-2-06)
Building one
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (14-2-06)
The site
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (14-2-06)
Building two
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (14-2-06)
Building three
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19th February '06

Here are several wide shots of the site showing the three buildings together and the scaffold for building three (which is two storey whereas building one and two are three storey).

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (19-2-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (19-2-06)
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21st February '06

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (21-2-06)
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The roof tiles are being fitted to building two (as seen to the left) and building three is now up to the first floor level.


27th February '06

The roof is now nearly complete on building two.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (27-2-06)
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3rd March '06

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (3-3-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (3-3-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (3-3-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (3-3-06)
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Here we see that:
Building 1
Building one seems to be pretty much externally complete except for rendering and painting.

Building 2
Building two has about half it's external brickwork in place and work continues on that. The roof is nearly complete except for some of the ridge tiles.

Building 3
Building three has shot up this week and will soon be ready to have the roof fitted.


Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (3-3-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (3-3-06)
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10th March '06

Not a great deal has visably happened this week as the weather has been wet and unpleasant.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (10-3-06)
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16th March '06

Now building one has been rendered and painted and more brick work has been done on building two. The brickwork has been started on building three and the roof is still not yet complete.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (16-3-06)
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20th March '06

Today, the chimneys were fitted to all three buildings. These are pre-fabricated items that are slotted down over the frames, as seen in the photos above, using a crane.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (20-3-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (20-3-06)
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26th March '06

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (26-3-06)
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Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (26-3-06)
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Here we can see that both buildings one and two have now been rendered. Work has started on the walls and roof of building three.


Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (26-3-06)
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4th April '06

Here we see that the exterior of buildings one and two are complete and the scaffold has been removed.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (4-4-06)
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10th April '06

This is a better view of buildings one and two.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (10-4-06)
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13th April '06

The show apartments are now open and the forcourt will soon be completed.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (13-4-06)
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28th May '06

The third block is now externally complete, although not internally, and the forcourt is well on the way to being completed.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (28-5-06)
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27th July '06

The site is now pretty much complete except for some landscaping. Various flats in the first block are now occupied.

Texaco development Ross-on-Wye (27-7-06)
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[Page updated: Feb 15 2011 13:31:59]






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