We will soon be starting work on the next block. When it begins, you will see that it is very similar to the work currently being undertaken – creating new foundations to take the concrete frame on top. To do this, we will be moving the hoardings to allow work to progress. The drawings opposite show what changes are involved.
The site compound will be moving to enable us to speed up the build programme for Block 3. The new location for the site compound will be the contractors’ car park off Wornington Road. We will also be using part of the skate park because the car park is not large enough to house the site compound.
Residents living close to the new site compound have been informed about the impending move and we have also agreed a number of health and safety measures with the Venture Centre to ensure the building can be quickly and safely evacuated in case of emergency.
We have started to look at Phase 2 of the regeneration. We are looking at a number of options based on the existing masterplan. It is likely that Phase 2 will increase in size to enable us to move more people into their new homes more quickly. We also want to complete as much of the new park as we can as soon as possible. Hopefully before the end of the year we will be able to share our revised plans with you and discuss next steps.