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 11

Written on: 23-7-2018

Week commencing 9 July 2018.

This week we have been constructing reinforced concrete bus bays. There are six bays in all and we have completed two bays this week.

We also began preparation works for the foundations to the new bus shelter.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 11: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 11: Image 1
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Market Street Development Blog - Week 11: Image 2
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Market Street Development Blog - Week 11: Image 3


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 10

Written on: 23-7-2018

Week commencing 2 July 2018.

This week we have completed the kerbing work for the soft landscape area. This is now ready for paving to bring it to the finished level.

We have also started setting up formworks to form the reinforced concrete slabs for the bus bays. Next week we will be fixing the reinforcements and forming the slabs.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 10: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 10: Image 1


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 9

Written on: 5-7-2018

Week commencing 25 June 2018.

This week we have constructed a concrete base layer for the bus bays. Following this we will have formation of a reinforced concrete slab which forms the finished surface level of the bus bays.

We have also laid a concrete base layer for the footway at the back of the new bus station.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 9: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 9: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 9: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 9: Image 2


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 8

Written on: 27-6-2018

Week commencing 18 June 2018.

Last week we installed a reinforced concrete protection slab over an old gas main by the new entrance into the bus station. This marks the completion of works to protect underground services in the area.

We are continuing to lay new kerbs and concrete paving slabs and we have completed the new entrance into the car park by the KFC building.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 8: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 8: Image 1
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Market Street Development Blog - Week 8: Image 2


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 7

Written on: 15-6-2018

Week commencing 11 June 2018.

This week we continued with the laying of kerb stones and have completed forming the bus station island. The positioning of foundation pads which will support the bus shelter canopy have been set out.

We have also completed laying ducts under the footway which runs along the southern perimeter of the Library.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 7: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 7: Image 1
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Market Street Development Blog - Week 7: Image 2