Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Town Centre Schedule

I have spoken again to Simon Rutter from KPI the developer, who I am meeting on site next week to discuss the progress of the Town now that the agreements have all been signed between Rushmoor and KPI. The following is a preliminary scedule of the works, all of which will take about 2 1/2 years to complete. The demolition contract has been given to Erith, who are currently disconnecting electric etc before commencing demolition in the next two weeks. The first part to be demolished will be 59-33 Queensmead, and the demolition company Erith will then continue north demolishing and making the area clear for rebuilding finishing in mid September.

Phase 1: Building a new service road access and new entrance for Kingsmead. Westco have been assigned this contract and will start in about two weeks. The work will last for 3 months and will involve the closure of the Kingsmead West entrance for 2 weeks. (Please note that the other 3 entrances will remain open).

Phase 2: Replacement housing for Firgrove Court. This will start mid June and last about a year. The tenders are due back in 2 weeks.

Phase 3: Offices and shops between 61 Queensmead and Kingsmead. This will start by the end of the year, and will take about a year to complete.

Phase 4: Supermarket. residential and hotel. The largest part of the scheme. This will start Jan/Feb 2008. The retail element will be "open for business" by September 2008 although the phase will take about 85 weeks to complete fully.

Phase 5: Debenham wrap around. This will start about March 2008 and will take about 18 months to complete.

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