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 (McLaughlin & Harvey now appointed)

Summer 2017 - late 2017 (COMPLETE)

pre-construction works on site  (ongoing works in preparation for main construction works. Including surveys, investigations, archaeologoical studies, site clearance, arboricultural works etc)

Summer 2017 - mid-March 2018 (ONSITE)

Completion of DfT Highways Stopping up order process

07 December 2017 (COMPLETE)

Handover of site to McLaughlin & Harvey and closure of the open space, play area and Wellington House car parks

Monday 19 March 2018 (NOW CLOSED)

Closure of the Paddocks Car Park  

From midnight on Saturday 24 March

Commencement of main construction works on site  

Mid-March 2018

Complete main phases on site 

From 2019 


Main Works

In September 2017 work started 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 appointed their contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey, and has started programming in a range of pre-construction and construction works over the comining months in preparation for main construction in mid-March. 

The Council are curently working up the 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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