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Bearlands refurbishment continues


Work on the Bearlands building in Gloucester is moving up a gear, with internal strip out works nearing completion and refurbishment and recladding set to begin in the autumn.

Work has been ongoing inside the building that was previously home to the police, and will be used by Gloucestershire County Council as part of its commitment to remain within the city centre.  

Internal fit out work will begin around September, following with recladding the outside of the building.

As part of the whole refurbishment, the building will benefit from improved heating controls and ventilation to improve sustainability and energy efficiency. Solar panels will also be installed along the walls and roof, as well as double glazed windows, to make the building one of the greenest properties in the county.

Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said: "As work continues in Bearlands, we are working towards making an existing building one of the greenest around to keep costs down, whilst working on the exterior of the building to make it fit in more with the city.

"As I have previously said, the county council's presence at Shire Hall is really important for the city centre economy and by keeping the majority of our staff in the centre we can continue to support local trade."

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