Veryan Lyons, Head of Programme for the Central Winchester Regeneration project has
reported two key developments for the project in July.
Firstly, ARCA (a specialist geoarchaeological contractor, based in the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Geography, University of Winchester) have been appointed to conduct borehole investigations across the site. The ARCA team intend to extract and examine sediment samples and also install dipwells to monitor water levels. This operation will begin in August and is expected to last for up to a year and a half.
Secondly, architect firm Turner Works and local firm Worthwhile Works have both been appointed to manage a feasibility study into the proposed construction of a new creative quarter at Kings Walk. Up to 50,000 sq. ft of flexible workspace could be available in the currently empty properties and it’s hoped this will become an area which will support creative enterprise and culture. For further information on this, please read the summary outline provided by Cllr Kelsie Learney here.
Lastly, proposals for the wider Central Winchester Regeneration project are being finalised, and an update on these will be provided later in the year.