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 27/28

Written on: 14-11-2018

Week commencing 5 November 2018

The contractor has completed about 95% of the block paving and has been fitting finishing panels to the guttering on the bus shelter. The remaining timber slats around the columns have also been completed.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 28: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 28: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 28: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 28: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 28: Image 3
Market Street Development Blog - Week 28: Image 3
 

Week commencing 29 October 2018

This week the contractor started laying the paving blocks under the bus shelter and in the central island.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 27: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 27: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 27: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 27: Image 2

 


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 25/26

Written on: 31-10-2018

Week commencing 22 October 2018

This week we began fitting the lighting units to the new bus shelter. The contractor also installed cables for the CCTV cameras.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 26: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 26: Image 1
 

Week commencing 15 October 2018

The contractor completed 95% of the 'Iroko' timber slats to the underside of the roof and fixed the metal guttering. Wiring for the bus shelter roof lighting was completed and the scaffolding removed during weekend to allow the block paving, screens and seating to be installed.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 25: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 25: Image 1
 

 


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 24

Written on: 19-10-2018

Week commencing 8 October 2018

This week the contractor finished tiling the new bus shelter and continuing to fit the 'Iroko' timber slats to the underside of the roof.  This will be completed towards the end of next week.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 24: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 24: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 24: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 24: Image 2

 


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 23

Written on: 11-10-2018

Week commencing 1 October 2018

This week we began tiling the east side of the new bus shelter. We will be continuing the tiling and are aiming to complete the west side of the roof next week.

We also commenced fixing the 'iroko' timber slats to the underside of the roof.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 23: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 23: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 23: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 23: Image 2

On Wednesday evening we started resurfacing of Wharf Road (from Bear Lane to Wharf Street) and completed the work on Friday night.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 23: Image 3
Market Street Development Blog - Week 23: Image 3

Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 22

Written on: 5-10-2018

Week commencing 24 September 2018

This week we have completed fitting the rafters to the new bus shelter and started fixing the felt and battens. Next week we will start tiling the roof.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 22: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 22: Image 1

Wharf Road surfacing

The surfacing of Wharf Road starts on Wednesday 3 October and will be completed on Friday 5 October. Wharf Road will be closed overnight, from Bear Lane to Wharf Street, between 7pm and 5am

The closure can be viewed on roadworks.org under the following link Wharf Road.