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Richard Graham MP hails Gloucester Railway Triangle work - VIDEO

By This is Gloucestershire  |  Posted: October 26, 2012

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Gloucester MP Richard Graham has likened the city's railway triangle to war torn Yugoslavia as it undergoes a transformation.

Speaking on a video released on Youtube, Mr Graham praises the transformation of the site which is being cleared and flattened ready for a huge new investment.

In the video he comments on how the site has changed from when he first visited it five years ago when it looked like a scene from the former Yugoslavia.

He said it was now undergoing a transformation "from 20 years of mess to 1,000 jobs."

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He said: "Five years ago I went into the largest part of the Railway Triangle for the first time – a disgraceful wasteland and symbol of twenty years of failed regeneration attempts.

"Today, thanks to good work between a committed developer LXB and the City Council, and rapid demolition work by Smiths Gloucester, the site is almost cleared.

"Redevelopment follows rapidly for a light industrial site that will provide up to 1,000 new jobs, with flood alleviation tanks below ground, £250,000 of new trees and an entrance to our city to be proud of.

"Barnwood Construction's £8m contract to build a new Morrisons puts investment into the local construction industry and more contracts with other building companies will follow shortly."

If you have any questions on the Railway Triangle project please email richard.graham.mp@parliament.uk

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  • thomas1996  |  October 28 2012, 7:37PM

    Did he ever go to Bosnia back in the 1990's?

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  • taylke  |  October 26 2012, 2:59PM

    Change the title to "What a prat. City MP compares railway triangle to war zone where innocent civilians were murdered"

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