Wokingham town centre regeneration scheme starts


The first phase of Wokingham Borough Council’s multi-million pound regeneration projects starts with work to replace the building façades at the corner of Market Place and Rose Street.

The borough council has appointed Dawnus, an international building and civil engineering company, to carry out this work on its behalf. Dawnus recently built the new science block at St Crispin’s School in Wokingham. They were also a regional finalist in the constructing excellence awards in 2013 in the categories project of the year and innovation. It also has extensive experience as a ‘considerate constructor’ and works hard to engage with local communities to ensure there is minimum disruption during its building projects.

Dawnus is currently preparing the site ready for works to begin on July 29 and following on from this, the local community will start to see scaffolding erected in stages, allowing the existing frontage of the buildings at the corner of Market Place and Rose Street to be taken down and rebuilt during the coming months. The area from the concrete stairs on Rose Street round to the building next to Bush Walk will be transformed, including enclosure of the open stairs, conversion of the empty offices above Clarks to flats and the raising of the frontage above Boots to bring it into line with the rest of Market Place.

During this time, the shops in this area will remain open for business as will all of the town’s car parks. The council has agreed careful phasing of the works to ensure minimum disruption to the town throughout the refurbishment and especially around critical times such as the run up to Christmas.

July 29, 2013 |

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