Went on a walk of the 8 building sites with Keepmoat who have now started construction on site B, the site nearest the railway station.
Site A is the Blackstone site and the others progress along Arkwright Walk alphabetically north – south.
Note, piling will take place on all sites and starts on Site B on August 14th,
The dates for construction are –
Works commence July 2017
Works complete April 2018
Works commence November 2017
Works complete September 2018
Works commence March 2018
Works complete November 2018
Works commence April 2018
Works complete December 2018
Works commence June 2018
Works complete February 2019
Works commence July 2018
Works complete April 2019
Works commence August 2018
Works complete August 2019
Works commence February 2019
Works complete May 2020
Looking out for issues and checking for progress or otherwise along Osier Cose & Oxbow Close.
Also a day for visiting local businesses that have won a Queen’s Award, including Bridgeway Consulting and The Art File.
Plenty of support and plenty of interest from kids who attend the homework club.
Checking out Ryeland Gardens and Manifold Gardens.
Co-Councillor Nicola Heaton and I were interviewed by Notts TV following press releases announcing the new designs for the flats proposed for each end of Arkwright Walk.
Tweets already protesting about the design. Except Notts TV have published the rejected designs – designs slammed by the November Planning Committee.
The actual designs were published here in January –
Meanwhile, the Nottingham Post coverage misses that the route along Arkwright Walk has already been opened. Still some interesting points on the old Arkwright Street.
New designs for the apartments at either end of Arkwright Walk have been approved.
It’s envisaged that the housing will be available from a year after construction works, with all housing planned for Arkwright and Blackstone being available after two and a half years. Works might start in April.
Now we have the full road open again to walking and cycling, we are also planning for midi buses to used the route (NCT Navy 3 and city council LOCALINK 1) both for convenience of local residents and to give the shopping centre a higher profile.
The grass patch next to the play equipment is very worn (the litter bin and the lighting column proving natural goalposts). Perhaps some proper goal posts, a wicket and some grass mats might give the kids a better experience.