Peach Place Delivery and Programme

Key Dates

This table continues to be updated with key dates as the detailed programme progresses

 

Action  

Date 

Planning Consent granted (F/2014/2637)

5 March 2015

Bush Walk Maintenance and Repair Works     

Completed Summer 2016

Appointment of Dawnus Construction Ltd as main build contractor

21 November 2016

Pre-construction works and preparations for starting on site

November 2016 - 9 January 2017 (COMPLETE)

Handover of site to Dawnus and closure of Rose Street car park

9 January 2017 (COMPLETE) 

Initial site works and surveys (including stripping out of empty buildings for demolition)

January - March 2017 (COMPLETE)

Closure of Peach Street footpath (from the Redan to the former Clinton's unit)  

13 February 2017 - September 15 2018 (FOOTPATH REOPENED)

Restrictions on Rose Street footpath and lane adjacent to site (two way vehicle access maintained throughout)

13 February 2017 - September 2018 (in phases during this period) (TWO WAY TRAFFIC REINSTATED)

Temporary overnight closure of Peach Street (to allow installation of safety barriers for lane closure)

10pm Sunday 26 February until 6am Monday 27 February (road will reopen on Monday 27 as single lane)  (COMPLETED)

Closure of single lane of Peach Street (from the Redan to the former Clinton's unit) to allow for demolition of 1960's arcade

27 February 2017 - early June 2017 (expected 15 week closure) (ROAD REOPENED)  

Closure of Luckley Path (to allow for improved vehicle flow on Peach Street and safer pedestrian access whilst other footpath is closed)

27 February 2017 - summer 2018 (reopening date will be kept under review) (NOW CLOSED)

Erection of scaffolding and protective netting to allow for demolition

13 March 2017 (COMPLETE)

Main demolition works commence

W/C 20 March 2017 (COMPLETE)

Main construction works

March 2017 - Autumn 2019 (COMPLETE)

Works to Costa and Superdrug frontages (businesses remain open at all times)

25 August 2017 - December 2017 (COMPLETE) 

Works to Rose Street pavement (including temporary lane closure adjacent to site)

04 February 2019 to summer 2019  (FOOTWAY REOPENED)

Completion of commercial construction

In phases from November / December 2018 through to Summer 2019 (COMPLETE) 

Opening of Peach Place square  

29 April 2019

Opening of new shops and restaurants

Initial Peach Street shops opened for Christmas trading 2018 with further Peach Street, Rose Street and Peach Place retailers following on in 2019. See our Delivery Update page for all the latest news about store openings 

Availability of new residential units - Key Worker apartments

Eligible key workers interested in one of the apartments at Peach Place need to be registered on the Wokingham Borough Council's housing waiting list.

Availability of new residential units - Town Houses  

 

The four town houses are being sold on the open market. If you are interested in purchasing one of these properties please contact towncentre.regeneration@wokingham.gov.uk

 

Main Works and appointment of Build Contractor

In April 2016 the Council started the process of tendering for the build contract and worked closely with the tendering companies on their approach to delivering the project on the town centre site. These discussions covered a wide range of things such as site constraints, control of noise and working practices, management of construction traffic, continued servicing of businesses remaining on site, and how to manage and minimise the length of the demolition phase which requires a temporary single lane closure of Peach Street due to the close proximity of the buildings to the highways.     

In January 2017 Dawnus Construction Ltd started work to deliver the Peach Place proposals. In March 2019 Dawnus Construction Ltd went into administration and the council has put contingency plans into place.

Local contractor CTS has been appointed to keep work moving on site whilst the council investigated the situation in respect of the Dawnus' Sub-Contractor and Supplier's contracts. CTS has subsequently been appointed to complete the works and have been able to continue with many of the local companies who were working on the site for Dawnus.

This work includes the closure of the Rose Street car park, demolition of existing buildings on site, and development of new shops, homes and a public square.  

 

 

 

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