Wokingham Borough Council station link road scheme0
Two key properties to be demolished in the next phase of Wokingham Borough Council’s station link road scheme will be recycled as part of its pledge to be environmentally responsible.
Numbers 48 and 50 Reading Road mark the spot where the new link road will meet the A329.
Their demolition is expected to start towards the end of the month, and should take two weeks.
All of the concrete based products from the two properties will be crushed and kept on site to be reused – also saving on costs to transport it away.
Some 90 per cent of the rest of the buildings will be recycled; everything from glass, wood, and plastics, to metals and UPVC.
Wood from trees already cleared as part of enabling works has also been saved.
The new link road is the vital element in the multi-million pound scheme to redevelop the town’s train station into a 21st century travel centre, ease local traffic congestion and improve provision for pedestrians and cyclists.
Number 48 Reading Road was the former base for Rethink Mental Illness, Wokingham Community Support, but this has now relocated to Molly Millars Lane.
Four vulnerable adults living at 50 Reading Road, under the statutory care of the borough council, were moved to their new home last month.
The first section of hoardings has been erected. Trees and Japanese Knotweed have been removed from the site along the route of the new road. General ground clearance work is continuing.
The next stage of enabling works will include reptile mitigation, archaeology, earthworks and highways drainage.
The demolition is being carried out by Balfour Beatty Living Place, the council’s maintenance contractor, with Shorts-Group as specialist sub-contractor.