Gillingham Access to Growth

Gillingham Access to Growth, Gillingham 

Start Date:01/04/2018                             End Date:31/03/2021

PROJECT PRE-CONTRACT

Growth Deal funding up to £3,450,000

Allocated to Dorset County Council

Project Summary - Transport infrastructure improvements to support the housing and employment urban extension of Gillingham.

Local Growth Funding has been allocated to deliver a package of transport improvement schemes within Gillingham town centre which are most directly related to unlocking and delivering the development of 1,350 homes and 1,250 jobs.

Outputs:

The infrastructure works include:

  • Shaftesbury Road/New Road junction improvement
  • Newbury/Le Neuborg Way junction improvement
  • SCOOT installation on 5 junctions along the B3081/B3092 corridor
  • Sustainable transport improvements – walking, cycling links between the development, station, town centre
  • The Enmore Green Link Road could be designed up and made ready for submission to other government bidding opportunities

Progress towards forecast: Pre-Contract

Outcomes: 

  • 1,350 new homes
  • 6 HA employment land unlocked
  • 1,250 jobs

Progress towards forecast: Pre-Contract 

Dorset LEP Board signed off the Full Business Case in September 2018, work is underway on the contractal arrangements whilst further design work is underway. Construction is due to start in 2019/20.

Contact Details 

Dorset LEP

Martina Hanulova, Programme Manager

Email: mhanulova@bournemouth.ac.uk

Tel: 07925891380

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