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Start date for Market Street redevelopment

Work will start on the redevelopment of the Market Street site later this year according to new documents filed with the Council.

Savills, who are acting for Grainger Newbury Ltd, have said that work will start as soon as December if an agreement on a number of conditions can be met with West Berkshire Council.

New details have also emerged of how the work will take place, with construction beginning on the mulit-storey car park that will sit to the west of the main train station building at the very start of the redevelopment programme.

This phased approach has been adopted in the interest of efficiency and according to Robert Steele from Savills to ensure the required temporary car parking facilities for the Council and Network Rail are retained.

Construction will then move on to the building of the central areas of the mixed-use scheme before work begins on the station approach.

The Market Street development is a key part of the Newbury Vision 2026. In addition to 232 new homes the scheme will deliver additional parking capacity in the town centre, a new station plaza and new landscaped step free pedestrian routes through the site.

Image: Grainger

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