Winchcombe Town Council are delighted to announce that a contract has now been awarded to Fairways Contracting Ltd to construct the new Winchcombe Park. The award comes after a competitive tender process where six different contractors bid for the work. The submitted tenders were assessed by Mood Landscape Ltd who are acting as Winchcombe Town Council's project manager and principal designer for the project. The most cost-effective price was accepted after checks to ensure that the bid satisfied all of the design requirements.
Works will commence in mid-July with activity increasing over August and September as the main earthworks are undertaken. The park is expected to be completed by Christmas 2021 however, this does depend upon the weather as this may impact upon productivity particularly when undertaking the earthworks and drainage activities. The area where the park is to be constructed will be fenced off in accordance with legal requirements that the contractor must adhere to and we would ask local residents not to try to access this area of land whilst the construction works are being undertaken.
This exciting next phase to bring the park into use comes after several years where the town council have had to take the project through a full planning application and comply with various stringent conditions. These conditions have included requirements for the council to undertake contamination testing, archaeological investigation, develop a full drainage design and also submit a fully detailed planting schedule. This has taken a lot of effort and has been very involved, particularly in the light of the restrictions over the last 18 months.
The council will keep local residents and stakeholders informed on progress via a noticeboard at the front of the site and via our website. Any questions relating to the park and the construction should be directed to Winchcombe Town Council and not to the construction team on site.
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