Cherry picker in Tower Street

A resident asked me about the cherry picker in Tower Street.  Here’s the answer I received:

‘The works that are being undertaken in Tower Street relate to on-going maintenance work by BAM Construction to the elevations of Elizabeth II Court. Due to the location and nature of the works these are weather dependant and have resulted in the cherry picker remaining on the road for longer than originally anticipated. Hampshire County Council and BAM are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing to residents.

The siting of the cherry picker in the residential parking bays is necessary to enable uninterrupted access to Tower Street by pedestrians and vehicles. All options for the siting of the cherry picker were considered before progressing with this work and BAM are keeping the number of bays used to a minimum.

This week, work is progressing well due to the spring weather, and BAM Construction are hoping to be in a position to hand back a number of car parking spaces by the end of the week. BAM are also aiming to have work to the Tower Street elevation completed by the end of April, but once again, this date is weather dependent.’

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1 Responses to Cherry picker in Tower Street

  1. DaveTheWorld says:

    Thank you for looking in to this Martin. I wonder though if HCC even considered storing it in that massive gated delivery area at the back of QEII house? That would have seemed like a more sensible place for it and upset less residents. I assume HCC and BAM also know that weather info is out there on the web? To me comparatively, the opening months of 2015 look drier than 2014 so I’m not sure what data BAM use to predict these things.

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