Farmers demo will part-close Gloucester

Last updated 16:29 21/09/2012
Farmers demolition
Richard Cosgrove

UNDERWAY: Demolition of the Farmers department store has already begun.

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A section of Gloucester St will close to traffic for up to four weeks from Monday while buildings on both sides are demolished.

The main demolition work on the Farmers and Crystal Plaza buildings will start on Monday, meaning the section of Gloucester St between Oxford Tce and the Isaac Theatre Royal site will close.

The changes will take effect from 10am on Monday.

The tower segment of the Farmers building will be demolished using the cut-and-crane method before a high-reach excavator, known as "Twinkle Toes", is brought in demolish the rest.

The latest status of the central city cordons can be checked here. Changes will be updated on Monday.

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