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Market Street Development and Wharf Bus Station 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, construction of a new bus station in the Wharf area of Newbury, is now complete. The brand new facility is next to Newbury Library.  

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

2018 - new Newbury Bus Station

Market Street development in progress

Houses at Highfield Avenue demolished

Written on: 8-7-2019

The row of houses at Highfield Avenue have  now been demolished to make way for the development.

 

2019 Market Street BEFORE Highfield Avenue demolition
Before Highfield Avenue demolition
2019 Market Street AFTER Highfield Avenue demolition
Highfield Avenue after demolition

 


Newbury Bus Station is now officially open!

Written on: 7-12-2018

A ribbon was cut to mark the opening by Councillor Jeanette Clifford, West Berkshire's Executive Member for Highways and Transport and Richard Benyon MP.

Located next to Newbury Library at The Wharf, its completion makes way for the start of the Market Street Development in Newbury, which is currently on track to begin on 7 January 2019.

Hoardings for the Market Street development will be in place in early December to signal the demolition of houses in Highfield Avenue (directly behind the old Bus Station) and the building of a temporary car park outside Newbury Railway Station. 

Nick Carter, Chief Executive of West Berkshire Council said:

"These are exciting but busy times for Newbury.  15 years ago we came together to develop the Newbury Vision and we've come a long way since then. We've delivering some really exciting projects for the town and both residents and businesses tell us that they are feeling the tangible benefits of these.

"All of these improvements are key to realising the Newbury Vision 2026 which was created to ensure Newbury's future as a great place to live, visit and work and starting work on the Market Street development is a key part of achieving this."

2018 - new Newbury bus station 3
2018 - new Newbury bus station 3
2018 - new Newbury Bus Station
2018 - new Newbury Bus Station
2018 - Newbury bus station open 2
2018 - Newbury bus station open 2
2018 Official opening of Newbury Bus Station
2018 Official opening of Newbury Bus Station

 


Wharf Bus Interchange Update - Week 29/30

Written on: 30-11-2018

Week commencing 19 November 2018

This week the contractor completed installing bollards, benches and enclosures for the bus shelter waiting area.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 30: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 30: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 30: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 30: Image 2

Week commencing 12 November 2018

This week the contractor began fixing benches and enclosures for the waiting area within the bus shelter. Also, we have completed the installation of new cycle shelter, additional pods and a bus stop outside Newbury Library.

Market Street Development Blog - Week 29: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 29: Image 1
Market Street Development Blog - Week 29: Image 2
Market Street Development Blog - Week 29: Image 2
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Market Street Development Blog - Week 29: Image 3
Market Street Development Blog - Week 29: Image 4
Market Street Development Blog - Week 29: Image 4

 


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