Crowthorne Community Update

Community Update                                              Autumn 2019

At Legal & General Homes, we understand that communication is key to our local residents, so we put the utmost importance on providing regular updates to anyone who may be affected by the construction of our developments.

Whilst our team work hard to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum, we would also like to thank residents for their patience and understanding.

Old Wokingham Road
Our works to Old Wokingham Road are now complete.  From time to time if asked to by the local authority we may need to complete some maintenance works.  At this time no works are planned by Legal & General Homes.

Watercourses and ponds
The construction of the new watercourses is complete on site and are now landscaped and seeded.

The in-flow of surface water into our development varies significantly depending on the weather and this will affect the flow as it leaves the site.  We actively monitor the water flows and quality on a daily basis.

House building – Phase 1
The construction of our new homes continues to progress well with approximately 70 properties now completed and a further 50 under construction. We have new homes under construction at different stages of build from foundation to internal fit-out.

We have approximately 120 tradespeople on site each day, with parking facilities provided on site.

We are currently in discussions with the local authority highways about completing the tarmac finishes to the public roads and the Old Wokingham Road cycleway.

House building – Phase 2
Construction of our phase 2 homes is now well underway with a mix of apartments and houses.
We currently have approximately 50 new homes under construction and we expect to welcome the first residents to Phase 2 in the Autumn.

Visitors Centre
Our Visitors Centre is on Old Wokingham Road,  we’re pleased to report high levels of interest in our new homes.

Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00 – 17:30 (late night opening on Monday till 7pm)

SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace)
Buckler’s Forest is now fully open with a number of circular routes and walks available.

Social Value
Legal & General Homes and the team have been working hard to make a difference to the community around Buckler’s Park as part of our commitment to Social Value. The Legal & General Grant Q3 winner was Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, with runners up Grow Baby and DEBRA.

Q4 charities; Hopezone, Safe and NCT.

Please come in and vote for your favourite charity.

Security and site safety
Our site is patrolled by security out of work hours. We would, however, like to take this opportunity to remind residents that whilst all reasonable precautions are taken, building sites can seem exciting to children but they can be dangerous places.

As ever, we would, therefore, ask parents to ensure their children are made aware of the dangers and are instructed not to enter the construction site at any time unless doing so under the full supervision of our site staff and wearing full personal protective equipment.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank residents for their patience and understanding with us whilst we undertake the development.  Our team will be working hard to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum always.