Construction works have commenced at Buckler’s Park in Crowthorne. We are working closely with the local community, Bracknell Forest Council and other stakeholders to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum. Having said that, works of this nature will inevitably cause some level of inconvenience, so we would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience throughout the course of this project.
Some of the outlined works will run concurrently to reduce the duration. It will also be our intention to ensure that traffic management is removed when it is safe to do so and where the work area will not be occupied for any length of time.
Demolition commenced of the existing vacant business estate on the development and was completed in the summer of 2017.
Sewer connection and highway improvement works are ongoing and are outlined in the table below.
|Nature of works||Location||Traffic Management||Duration|
|Sewer connection||From the Old Wokingham Road Thames Water Sewerage Treatment Works (north of the roundabout with Nine Mile Ride) to the site||2-way temporary traffic signals and 4-way temporary traffic signals as required||Completed|
|Roundabout alterations including carriageway widening and resurfacing||At the roundabout junction of Old Wokingham Road and Nine Mile Ride||4-way temporary traffic signals as required||Anticipated completion: Spring 2018|
|Construction of the main spine road junction serving the site||On the Eastern side of Old Wokingham Road between Hatch Ride and Rowan Drive||2-way temporary traffic signals||Completed|
|Construction of the access to the area of natural green space||On the eastern side of Old Wokingham Road just north of Ellis Road||3-way temporary traffic signals||Anticipated completion: February 2018|
|Construction of the access C||On the eastern side of Old Wokingham Road near Hatch Ride||3-way temporary traffic signals||Anticipated completion: April 2018|
Work began in September 2017 on the Buckler’s Country Park, or SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace) as it’s also known by.
House building nearest to Old Wokingham Road commenced in October 2017, with the first house completions scheduled for mid-2018.
Piling commenced in November 2017. Piling is a construction process that inserts steel or concrete into the soil of the ground. The deep insertion of these elements ensures a sturdier foundation for the construction project to take place.
Piling is being carried out in accordance with the planning consent. Some areas of the development at Buckler’s Park require piling. The first phase of this work commenced on the 6th of November 2017 at the perimeter of the site along the Old Wokingham Road and was completed in early January.
We expect construction of Development Access C near Hatch Ride to start at the end of January and for these works to last approximately 12 weeks. Traffic management will be required for these works with traffic lights in place for part of them. As work progresses we will provide further details.
The highway improvements phase of the works to Nine Mill Ride/Old Wokingham Road Roundabout continues with the southeastern corner 80% complete and works ongoing to the northwestern corner, where we are completing drainage improvements. These works are expected to continue until approximately mid-April when the completed roundabout will be resurfaced. We will update residents on the programme for the resurfacing in future updates once we have agreed on the detailed method with the local authority highways.
The construction of our new homes continues and superstructure build commenced on the 15th January. We are currently building site roads, drainage and constructing foundations for the first phases of new homes. Construction of the spine road across the development is also ongoing with those works approximately 40% completed.
Please be assured that the site accesses that are constructed will in no way be used for construction traffic until all highway works are completed and thereafter only in exceptional circumstances throughout the course of the development. Construction traffic will continue to use the existing roundabout access on Nine Mile Ride.
This programme could be subject to change due to inclement weather conditions or engineering difficulty and we will endeavour to keep residents informed of significant changes as required.
Should you have any concerns in relation to these works, please contact Beth Park via email firstname.lastname@example.org, alternatively, you can call on 0207 566 7966.