THE NEW PROPOSALS
GENERATING A FUTURE FOR WOKINGHAM TOWN CENTRE
Over the last few years we've consulted with residents and businesses and developed a scheme which helps deliver some of the most important things from the Wokingham Town Centre Masterplan.
The Council is seeking to make sure that important facilities identified in these strategic plans are delivered ready for residents to use.
We've worked hard to identify experienced partners, including Wilson Bowden and Ove Arup, to help us deliver a fantastic regeneration scheme
We've completed the first phase which saw improvements made to the Boots, John Wood Sports and Clarks buildings in Market Place and Rose Street. We've also completed the first Phase of works at Carnival with a brand new multi-storey car park now open for local parking.
Work is now well underway at Peach Place and will commence shortly at Elms Field. The planning application for Carnival Phase 2 has now been submitted and is expceted to go to planning committee later in 2017.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We submitted the planning application for Peach Place in December 2014, with an eight week public consultation, which closed on January 30th. The development was given the seal of approval by the Council's Planning Committee on March 4 2015. Dawnus Construction Limited has been appointed as the Council's Main Contractor and work started on site at Peach Place on January 9 2017 and is expected to complete by Christmas 2018.
We submitted the planning application for Elms Field in November 2015 and it was considered by Wokingham Borough Council's planning committee in March 2016. Planning Consent was granted on April 6 2016. The proposals focus on improving residents' town centre experience by providing a better variety of shops and facilities in the town, including a new boutique cinema and fantastic town park. The Council has now chosen their stage 2 preferred partner and work is expected to start later in 2017.
Should the proposals for Carnival Phase 2 be granted planning consent work is expected to start in late 2019 to deliver the new leisure centre, library and apartments. The Library would relocate from their current site after the new facility is completed in mid-2021
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE AND THE REGENERATION COMPANY
Wokingham Borough Council wants to make sure people are able to find the latest news and information about regeneration projects across the Borough, so has created a standalone brand and identity to make it easier to get in contact and find out about what's going on. This is to ensure that the regeneration proposals and story are clearly accessible to all audiences – including residents, businesses and future businesses.
Here you can view the latest designs and images for the regeneration project, events and exhibitions and opportunities to get involved. We'll be updating with latest news and further information as the project moves forward.