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Golden Egg nearly cracked as demolition job nears completion on Gloucester's great eyesore

By The Citizen  |  Posted: February 17, 2014

The Golden Egg

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THIS is all that remains of the Golden Egg.

Demolition workers have been cracking on with their efforts to remove the former cafe from the King’s Square skyline.

The demolition job was definitely looking sunny side up after bad weather temporarily halted progress.

A walkway alongside Costa has reopened to pedestrians and scaffolding has been removed as a demolition team prepare to knock down the final chunks of the building.

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Work will then begin on removing the rubble and clearing the area.

King’s Square will then see minor improvements carried out such as levelling the square out, repainting and installing some new seating areas. It is hoped that more public events will be held there during the summer and Gloucester City Council bosses are teaming up with the King’s Walk shopping centre to co-ordinate their efforts.

The demolition was ordered by Gloucester City Council after it bought the building from landowner Aviva last year.

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  • HuckiePhil  |  February 18 2014, 4:17PM

    Only two puns in the heading and paras 2/3? Surely we missed 'an eggsceptional effort' and 'the yolk's nearly over' and 'the shell is still standing' and 'tension reaches boiling point' and 'workers poached hydraulic equipment to get the job done' and 'pedestrians had to scramble for safety as the roof came down' and a myriad of other word-plays they teach on NUJ courses?