Work Continues at Penlea House

Thirty social housing apartments are being built on Rhode Lane, Bridgwater, following a deal between Sedgemoor District Council and contractors Classic Builders.

So, what’s happening in March?

Ground Clearance works continue at the Penlea House development site, with unwanted materials to be removed from the site.

As mentioned in last month’s update, some materials are being salvaged to reuse in memory of Penlea House.

Parts of the old brickwork will be used to keep some of the old Penlea House charms.

Our Development Team is discussing options with Sedgemoor District Council’s Conservation Officer at looking at ways to do this. We will share these plans in next month’s Penlea House update.

Drainage connections have been completed. The entrance into the site will be completed to a sub-base level allowing more effortless vehicular movements and defining the footpath that will lead into the area. All deliveries and vehicle movements are avoiding coming up Rhode Lane past the school and will be arriving on site via Wills Road.

In last month’s update, we mentioned Electrical Vehicle charging points. To install these, an upgraded cable is required, which will result in works to completed along Rhode Lane to connect the cable from the substation opposite the shops to the site. These works are planned for the April school holidays, minimising any disruption. Further details about this will follow once agreed upon.

Once electricity is live on site, the generator that is currently running during the day will be removed. This will happen once the uprated electricity cable is in place. The Contractors are trying to source a quieter version in the meantime.

Foundations for the new building will be marked out and prepared for excavation.