Solum begins work on Goods Yard link road in Bishop's Stortford
Car parking at Bishop’s Stortford railway station will be reconfigured from Saturday as developer Solum begins building a new road connecting London Road to Station Road and Dane Street.
The work is part of the £200m regeneration project of the 12.85-acre (5.2-hectare) Bishop’s Stortford Goods Yard brownfield site which started late last year.
The scheme will provide more than 500 new homes, a station square, a hotel, shops and offices.
Solum is warning that work on the new link road – initially just for use by buses – will involve a small number of car and motorcycle parking spaces near Anchor Street being relocated, although the total will be retained.
Matthew Serginson, Solum’s development director, said: “We are making good progress and the scheme is moving forward as planned.
“The site of the first phase of development has been largely cleared and we will shortly be commencing work on the new link road.
“Putting in place the infrastructure to support the development from the outset has always been a central part of the delivery plan.
“All efforts are being made to minimise any inconvenience on our neighbours and passengers using the railway station. We will be keeping people informed of the works as the scheme progresses.”
The new link road will be completed later this year, along with a multi-storey station car park. The first homes are anticipated to be available from late 2020.
The redevelopment is being delivered by Solum, a joint venture between Network Rail and Kier Property.
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- Railway station and transport enhancements
- A bus link through the site connecting Station Road/Dane Street with London Road
- A transport interchange and station square outside the station
- A multi-storey car park
- New cycle parking
- 149 new homes
- 85-bed hotel
- Retail units
- A second multi-storey car park providing additional station parking
- Better pedestrian and cycle links from the station to the town centre and the river
- 400+ new homes
- A 55-bed care home
- A new riverside walk
- Open space