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 Elms Field with many parts of the work completed and open. The planning application for Carnival Phase 2 was submitted in summer 2017 and was granted consent in November 2017 with work expected to start in summer 2020.
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. Work started on site at Peach Place on January 9 2017 and is completing in phases from Christmas 2018 through to autumn 2019.
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 appointed McLaughlin & Harvey as their main contractor for the works and construction started on site in mid-March 2018. Work is expected to complete in phases from the end of 2019 through to 2020.
Now that consent has been granted for Carnival Phase 2 the Council will start the process of detailed design discussions with our leisure operator Places Leisure. Carnival Phase 2 is being delivered as part of wider leisure improvements across the borough and the existing Carnival Pool leisure facility will remain open until the new centre at Bulmershe is completed in 2020.
You can keep up to date with the latest information about what is happening on site on the Delivery section of the website
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.