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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 20

Written on: 20-9-2018

Week commencing 10 September 2018.

This week we have been fixing timber rafters for the bus shelter roof. We will be continuing this next week for the roof side facing the carriageway.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 20: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 20: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 20: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 20: Image 2

 


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 19

Written on: 12-9-2018

Week commencing 3 September 2018.

The fabrication team was on site this week who have successfully resolved an error that was found in the steelwork assembly. We will be moving forward with the roof work next week. The project is still on track to complete by the end of November 2018.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 19: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 19: Image 1


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 18

Written on: 10-9-2018

Week commencing 27 August 2018.

This week we encountered a minor setback due to an error in fabrication of the steelwork. The fabrication team will be on site next week to resolve this. We are however still on course to complete the project on time.


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 17

Written on: 29-8-2018

Week commencing 20 August 2018

This week we have started construction of timber framework for the bus shelter roof.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 17: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 17: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 17: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 17: Image 2


 


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Weeks 14 to 16

Written on: 22-8-2018

Site update: 30 July to 17 August 2018.

In the week commencing 30 July, we finished laying the pavement material up to the final surface course, which will be laid when all other works are completed. The steel frame to the new bus shelter was also completed.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 14: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 14: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 14: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 14: Image 2

In the week commencing 6 August, we began erecting the temporary scaffolding to provide a working platform for the roofing works to the bus shelter. We also started preparation works for two new bus stops along Wharf Road.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 15: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 15: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 15: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 15: Image 2

In the week commencing 13 August, we finished the erection of the scaffolding for the construction of the bus shelter. We finished installing raised kerbs at the new bus stops in Wharf Road, and we also installed a new tactile crossing and removed an existing refuge island outside the Library.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 16: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 16: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 16: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 16: Image 2