March 10th, 2015
Triangle Shops Rebuild Taking Shape
Progress is being made in the rebuilding of the Triangle shops in Langdon Hills.
All excavations and site clearance works are complete with pile foundations and ground beams laid.
The substructure brick and block work is now being undertaken and the ground floor slab is being poured.
Diamond Build, the contractors carrying out the project, have now pledged to take on an apprentice who will get the opportunity to work on the next phase whilst developing new skills in the construction trade.
The apprenticeship opportunity will be advertised on the National Apprenticeship Service website: www.apprenticeships.org.uk.
Cllr Stuart Sullivan, Basildon Council’s cabinet member for resources, said “It’s good news for the people of Langdon Hills that the development is progressing well and I am also heartened to hear that Diamond Build will be taking on an apprentice.
“We are providing a development that includes more shops, more parking, better design and with homes above, improved security. The residents will also have their own designated parking”.
The works are being carried out by the council’s contractor, Diamond Build. The popular shopping parade was destroyed by fire in January 2013.
The new scheme will provide six shops, an increase of two, and 25 parking spaces, an increase on the 19 previously provided.
There will also be five flats with dedicated parking of their own.