This month, basements for the residential part of the site have continued to be dug, with up to 100 lorry loads of muck being removed every day. The temporary bridge is working well, with all the construction traffic accessing the site directly from the A31 and completely avoiding the town centre.
Basement walls continue to be poured for the cinema and multi-storey car park and the foundation dig is now almost complete for D6, which will see apartments over commercial premises. At D20 – the building which will be home to M&S Simply Food – the basement dig is now complete and steel reinforcement is being put in before the surface of the basement can be completed.
At the Marlborough Head, scaffolding is in place to protect the parts of the building which are being retained, while work has started to clear the inside of the building before it is converted to create retail units.
Work is progressing very well at D1, another building which will have homes above commercial units, with the first floor soon to be put in place.
Now that work on diverting the main substation at Brightwells Yard is complete, the basement for the cinema and residential properties will be fully dug in coming weeks.