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Concrete is recycled for Bristol centre

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CONCRETE recycled from one of Bristol's most reviled buildings is to be used to revamp the city centre.

London-based demolition contractor Keltbray is breaking up the reinforced concrete Tollgate House on the edge of the city centre and plans to use the reclaimed aggregate in the Merchants Quarter development, a project to spruce up part of the city's Broadmead shopping district.

The three-winged, 17-storey building used to house the Department of the Environment Transport and the Regions but has been left empty for almost 10 years. Keltbray is taking it down f loor by floor by as part of a £3.2 million demolition contract with client Bristol Alliance. The 42week contract includes work at other locations across the project and is expected to be completed by July.