Work at Elms Field in Wokingham took another step forward this week as the car park at the Council’s Shute End Civic offices reopened.
The car park has been remodelled as part of the Elms Field regeneration works to create the top section of a new road which will, on completion of the project, link through to the new road around the park.
Cllr Chris Bowring, deputy executive member for regeneration, said: “I’m very pleased to see the new car park open and thank staff and visitors for bearing with us during the works. The new car park offers much better pedestrian access to the council’s reception area. It also provides additional blue badge parking right by the entrance while the visitors’ parking has been relocated past reception on the right. The remainder of the car park is for staff and councillor parking during office working hours but, as previously, will become public car parks in the evenings and at weekends.
“Work at Elms Field is progressing quickly and people can really start to see progress happening across the site. The Aldi and Premier Inn blocks are already well under construction ready to hand over to tenants next year and the Everyman Cinema steel frame is taking shape.
“People will continue to see lots of progress in the coming year as we start to complete the commercial blocks, open the new road around the park, and finish landscaping the park and play area ready to reopen later in the year.”