DEMOLITION is nearly complete at the Friarsgate Medical Centre in Winchester, with plans in place to install a “pop-up park” .

The building, which has been empty for nearly a decade, had deteriorated over the years of disuse and has been demolished over the past four months.

It is part of the Central Winchester Regeneration area, better known as Silver Hill.

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he city council's development partner Jigsaw Consortium shared an update last week regarding the £100m-plus scheme to redevelop the area of the city between Friarsgate and The Broadway.

In a meeting with the council, Jigsaw claims it will have a comprehensive plan together within the next year.

Now, virtually all the demolition has been done, with only scraps remaining. Most of the rubble has been cleared and only a couple of walls remain.

The short-term plan is to create a “pop-up park” next to the River Itchen, undertake an archaeological dig, and create an area for informal teaching and cultural events.