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Bury St Edmunds St Andrew's Street South to shut for two days to allow 18-metre high crane to be assembled for Post Office redevelopment




A major road in Bury St Edmunds town centre will be closed for two days next week when an 18-metre high tower crane will be assembled for the redevelopment of the former Post Office.

St Andrew's Street South, between Woolhall Street and Brentgovel Street, will be shut for 48 hours from 6am on Tuesday, April 6 to allow the Terrex Comedil Luffing Jib tower crane to be delivered in sections using articulated low loaders.

The crane, with a 40-metre long jib, will be part of the town centre skyline for the next seven months and is the latest phase in the transformation of the former Post Office, in Cornhill, to create two ground floor business units and 12 flats.

The original frontage of the former Bury St Edmunds Post Office, in Cornhill, has been retained. Picture: Mark Westley
The original frontage of the former Bury St Edmunds Post Office, in Cornhill, has been retained. Picture: Mark Westley

A smaller 35-tonne mobile crane will be used to help assemble the tower.

West Suffolk Council has led the redevelopment and construction is being carried out by Suffolk firm Barnes Construction.

The original frontage of the historic Post Office has been retained, while the rest of the building was demolished.

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