High speed demolition

A time-lapse film of the demolition of Keynsham town centre is now available on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s website.

Taking in the view!
Taking in the view!

The stunning film is part of a project by students at Bath Spa University providing a visual historical record of the £34 million regeneration that will provide new space for shops and restaurants, new library and One Stop Shop for local public sector services, new streets and spaces for markets and events, and low carbon sustainable Council offices.

The view from 100 feet up can be viewed at www.bathnes.gov.uk/keynshamregen together with more information about the project.

Councillor Paul Crossley (Lib-Dem, Southdown), Leader of Council, said, “It is important that the Council uses modern technology to record the progress of the redevelopment so that the community has a historical record of how their town was regenerated.

“People can see the excellent progress of the demolition taking place right before their eyes in the short video as the retail units and town hall are demolished and taken away section by section.

Keynsham development site.
Keynsham development site.

The project will show the transformation of the site and capture key events throughout the build and occupation of the premises. As the redevelopment progresses further videos will be put online. This covers the period from the start until April 2013.

The work is contributing towards the courses that the students are taking. Project Leader James Ferris, who is doing a BA in Creative Media Practice, said, “The third floor of the Riverside building is the ideal vantage point for a photography project of this nature because you can oversee every inch of the site. With time-lapse photography you are able to see big changes that take place over a long period of time quickly. It has the wow factor.”

Take your own video – Wednesday 26th June 2013

Keynsham residents can see the view for themselves from the third floor by attending the Council’s future Open Office events. The next is taking place 26th June 2013. People can register their interest via keynsham.site@willmottdixon.co.uk or can call 0117 986 8941.