West Berkshire Council

Market Street Development and Wharf Bus Interchange Blog

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, new landscaped step free pedestrian routes through the site and a new bus station. You can see more information on the development from Grainger.

The first stage of this development is the construction of a new bus station in the Wharf area of Newbury.  The brand new facility will be built on the site of the existing coach park, next to Newbury Library and will take approximately 6 months to construct.   

You can pdf icon view the scheme design online [2Mb].

During the construction coaches visiting Newbury can pick up and drop off at the bus station in Market Street with some limited layover available and over flow available at the Newbury Rugby Club.

See more details on coach parking during construction.

Following completion, limited coach spaces will be available within the new facility.

We will upload weekly updates here as the scheme progresses.

 If you have any questions, comments or would like further information, please get in touch with the Highways Projects Team.

Market Street Development - Newbury Wharf Area

Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 3

Written on: 18-5-2018

Week commencing 14 May 2018.

This week we have continued with works to lay the new surface water drainage system within the bus station. Ninety percent of the carrier drain pipes linking the catchpits have been laid. These carrier drain pipes have intermediary connection points for the new gullies. Looking ahead we have two catchpit chambers remaining to install. Also, excavation in the soft landscape area by the library has been completed to the formation level, ready for new pavement construction.

So next week we will be installing new gully pots and connection pipes which will drain surface water. Kerbing works for the new access to KFC car park and pavement construction works for the soft landscape area by the library shall also commence.

Once again, thank you for you co-operation and support.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 3: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 3: Image 1
 Market Street Development Blog - Week 3: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 3: Image 2


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 2

Written on: 14-5-2018

Week commencing 7 May 2018.

This week we started work on the new surface water drainage system within the bus station and have installed two catchpits and an oil interceptor, which will prevent pollutant from entering the river. We will be laying the new drain pipes next week.

We have exposed the underground services that require protection works. The reinforced concrete slabs will be built over the services next week.

Once again, thank you for you co-operation and support.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 2: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 2: Image 1
 Market Street Development Blog - Week 2: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 2: Image 2


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 1

Written on: 8-5-2018

Week commencing 30 April 2018.

This week we have almost completed the site clearance work, which has included the removal of old signs, kerbs and bollards. Next week the existing CCTV camera and lighting columns will be disconnected and removed.

There are several underground services within the site and these require protecting with reinforced concrete slabs before the main construction works can start. We have been locating the exact position and depths of the services this week and will start work on the slabs next week.

We have made good progress so far and we are confident the scheme will be completed on time.

Please remember that construction site are dangerous places. Do not enter the site at any time. Thank you for you co-operation and support.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 1: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 1: Image 1
 Market Street Development Blog - Week 1: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 1: Image 2


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - 27 April

Written on: 27-4-2018

Market Street Development Blog - 27 April 2018

The Wharf Bus Interchange scheme has now started.

On Friday, 27 April, the contractor began the works with site set up. You will have noticed that the coach parking space is now closed. There are also parts of the car park, behind the KFC, which will remain closed temporarily during the construction.

Next week the contractor will be carrying out preliminary works and site clearance.

Please be aware that a construction site can be dangerous so we ask you to be cautious when around the area.

We thank you for your kind co-operation and support in delivering this scheme.

For further regular updates, please see our Twitter feed at #WBerksRoads.

Watch this space for regular project updates.