Vinci Construction UK is to begin site preparations on the £40m leisure and residential development in Redhill, Surrey
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council chose Vinci Construction as its main contractor to deliver the residential development in Redhill.
The scheme includes a cinema, shops and 150 flats.
Demolition and preparatory works
Vinci will begin by fencing off the area behind the vacant properties at 34-44 High Street to install site facilities. This will be followed by the stripping out of the buildings in preparation for demolition in the New Year.
From 3 January 2020 the site hoarding will begin to go up and demolition vehicles will arrive. Demolition of the existing buildings and site preparations will take around three months to complete.
To enable the development to take place, the council’s Marketfield Road car park will be permanently closed from 2 January 2020.
Starting this week, in preparation for the development, contractors will be drilling test boreholes in Marketfield Road car park to check the ground conditions. The work will mean that a few parking spaces will need to be cordoned off at a time and this work will be phased to minimise the impact on parking in the run-up to Christmas.
Luci Mould, director of Place Services, said: “The start of works on site is a really significant milestone for this landmark project and the wider regeneration of Redhill town centre.
“Once complete it will be of huge community benefit, providing a multi-screen cinema, improved shopping and leisure opportunities and much-needed new homes.
“Both the construction and completed development will also provide hundreds of job opportunities for local people and boost the local economy.
“We are starting the main works in the new year so as not to disrupt trade for local businesses during the busy the Christmas period. In addition, Redhill market will remain in operation every day from 19-24 December.”
Construction of the leisure and residential development in Redhill is expected to start in May and be complete in summer 2022.
The objectives of regeneration in Redhill:
- Redhill will be the commercial location of choice
- A vibrant place in which to live, shop and work
- Develop, diversify and manage Redhill’s evening economy
- Creating real benefits for local residents and local businesses
- Improve the physical appearance of the town centre.
What will be delivered?
- More town centre retail and leisure floor space.
- New town centre housing
- New office space-enhancing Redhill as a commercial destination
- Creation of new jobs.