Demolition of Gasholders at Cramptons Road

The gasholders at Cramptons Road have been demolished as the site is to be redeveloped for housing. We had no objection to the demolition but we asked that the gasholders, which are a part of the town’s industrial heritage, should be preserved, at least in part, with a view to seeing how they might be incorporated in the landscaping of the new housing area. Schemes making use of redundant gasholders at Kings Cross and Oval show what can be done with imaginative and creative design.