Elms Field Delivery and Programme

Key Dates

This table will be updated with key dates as a Build Contractor is appointed and a detailed programme is agreed.




Planning Consent granted (153125) 

06 April 2016

Stage 1 procurement of build contractor

Spring - Summer 2017 (COMPLETE)

 Stage 2 procurement of build contractor

Summer 2017 - late 2017 (ONGOING)

pre-construction works on site  (variety of works, licence applications and highways applications will be carried out in preparation for main construction works to commence following appointment of build contractor. Details of works will be provided below where confirmed)

Summer - late 2017  

Topographical survey works  

30 August - 8 September 2017

CCTV Drainage Survey work  

4 - 5 September 2017 

Further survey works (including digging of bore holes and trial pits)

Ground works commence 25 September 2017 (duration 2-3 weeks). Other survey dates to be confirmed as pre-construction works continue across site

Display of of public notices for the Made order for Stopping up of highways (full order and plans available to view at Wokingham Post Office)  

From 26 OCtober 2017

Complete main phases on site 

From 2019 


Main Works

In summer 2017 work will start to deliver the Elms Field proposals.

Due to the nature of the work it is expected the work will be phased and developed in stages, with early works including the creation of the new road around the edges of the park, which needs to be completed before the existing Elms Road access is closed.

The council has now selected their Stage 2 Preferred Contractor and has started programming in a range of pre-construction works over the comining months leading up to main construction starting later in 2017. As part of their discussions the Council and their preferred contractor have agreed to limit any pre construction works in the park and play area over July and August to ensure the play area and park are available for local residents during the summer holidays.

Following appointment of the contractor the Council will publish a more detailed programme for Elms Field. This will include details such as the timing of the new road and park/play area, the phasing of any car park closures or restrictions, and when different elements, such as the hotel and foodstore, the northern commercial block with the cinema, and the different residential elements will be completed

It is expected that individual elements can be phased carefully and opened once completed rather than at the end of the project.



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