Published Thursday, 23rd February 2017
Work to remove foundations of a former office building within the Town Hall car park begin on Saturday 25 February. Residents and business near the site are likely to experience noise disruption.
Visitors to the Town Hall site may also experience some inconvenience during the works as there will be a temporary loss of ten visitor car parking bays. Signage will be in place to direct car park users and predstrians.
Taking into consideration the largely commercial nature of the location the concrete breaking works will take place over two consecutive Saturdays, 25 February and 4 March. The hours of work are from 8am to 5pm.
The removal of the concrete and reinstatement of the area to car parking will take place Monday to Friday over the following four week period.
Apologies for the disruption
Cllr Mrs Natalie Bramhall, Executive Member for Property, said: “We would like to apologise in advance to residents, businesses and visitors for any disruption they may experience while these necessary works take place. We have taken the decision to carry out the noisiest works on Saturdays to minimise disruption to the Town Hall’s nearest neighbours, which are predominantly office premises.”
Ground surveys and tests were previously carried out given the site’s proximity to Reigate Caves and they will be monitored by geological engineers during the works.
When complete twenty five additional car parking bays will have been created along with visual improvements to the site. Some of the spaces will be used to generate additional income for the council.
The council has written to surrounding residents and businesses to notify them about the works taking place.