The transformation of Bracknell town centre is progressing well and The Lexicon remains on target for opening in spring 2017.
Another big milestone in the regeneration has been reached with the topping out of the new Marks and Spencer store last month. Over the next couple of months work will continue to the internal walls and to clad the new M&S building.
The installation of the pre-cast concrete for the new multi-storey car park has almost reached full height on the southern side. Work will begin to build up the northern side of the structure.
Cladding and roofing works on the Fenwick structure were completed and the pouring of the concrete slabs has begun. The construction of the external envelope is anticipated to start in the spring.
Groundworks on the site that will house the four Arcadia brands are ongoing with steelwork arriving later in March.
Construction of the steel framework for the Cineworld multiplex and retail and restaurants beneath is ongoing. This work is on schedule to be completed in spring 2016 with the pouring of the concrete floor slabs to start by the summer.
Substructure for the new H&M store started in December 2015 and is on track for completion in spring 2016, with steelwork to follow immediately afterwards.
Moving on to Charles Square, demolition has now been completed and the first set of steelwork is due to start in the spring to construct the new Primark store. Work to commence the concrete structure is due to commence by the summer.
Simon Russian, Development Manager for Legal & General on behalf of the Bracknell Regeneration Partnership, comments: “Momentum for the transformation of the town centre has continued to pick up over the last couple of months as we met some exciting milestones in the scheme.
“The progression of steelwork means that we can now see the formation of the new streets and residents can start to see how The Lexicon will tie into the existing elements of the town centre. This will become even clearer as the steelworks begin in the former Charles Square area this spring.”
Councillor Marc Brunel-Walker, executive member for economic development and regeneration, commented: “The construction of The Lexicon Bracknell is making excellent progress and the rapidly changing skyline is clear for everyone to see. The unveiling of the street names is another milestone for the town centre and really helps to bring the development to life.
”Development and construction is really moving on apace with so much more to come as we head towards the summer months. We can really start to see how the new town centre will look when completed next year.”