Published: Monday 20th August 2018

The Ford Mill at Avonmouth has been redundant for many years.  The City Council Port of Bristol Authority planned to demolish the Mill in the 1980’s but it was left standing and without any use.  Internally the Mill, like others of that era, is a series of huge concrete boxes running from top to bottom of the structure.  It is not possible to convert the Mill to any other practical use.

The Mill is now in a dangerous state so The Bristol Port Company, after extensive discussions with Bristol City Council and others, has agreed a plan to for demolition and we will replicate the procedures we put in place when we removed a similar size building (CWS Mill) on St Andrew’s Road entrance to the port.

The key details are as follows:

  • Preparatory work will start in the next two-three weeks.  Once the demolition work starts it will last for approximately 15 weeks.
  • The hours of operation, as agreed with Bristol City Council, will be 0730 to 1730hrs Monday to Friday and 0800 to 1300hrs on Saturdays.
  • Expert demolition contractors have been appointed.  They have already conducted a thorough survey of the building.  They will then take down the building piece by piece using specialist equipment designed to minimise dust and in accordance with national regulations
  • A programme to minimise dust and noise has already been agreed with Bristol City Council.

We have listened to the concerns expressed by residents during our local engagement events.  We will be addressing any vermin occupying the Mill and seek to minimise dust and noise generated by the demolition work in accordance with the programme and method agreed with the City Council.

If you have any questions about the planned works please contact John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs and Special Projects 0117 982 0000 or [email protected]