Paving the way for delivery of new community room

2018 sketch design of community space at QE2 off Shelley Road

The new community room for the QEII Recreation Ground in High Wycombe will take shape on Tuesday 23 January, when the modular pieces will be delivered and craned into place.

The transport logistics company will be laying down a temporary protective road surface (known as a trackway) on Monday 22 January, in preparation for the modular building delivery the next day. This will be on top of the existing tarmac, to help spread the load of the delivery vehicles, and will stretch from the vehicular entrance to the park off Shelley Road, up through the car park and alongside the location of the new building.

The modular building - one of the first that Wycombe District Council has built - will be delivered on Tuesday 23 January and craned into place on the same day, using a lorry mounted crane called a Hiab. In total there will be four lorry deliveries to the recreation ground at 10am, 11am and 12pm for the building sections and 12:30pm for the whole roof section.

No road closures are expected, but temporary parking restrictions will be in place from 7am on Tuesday 23 January. This will effect both sides of Shelley Road near the vehicular entrance to the recreation ground to allow sufficient turning space for the delivery lorries. No parking will be permitted in this area until mid-afternoon.

The park will remain open during the deliveries, but pedestrian access will be supervised from the Shelley Road entrance to minimise risk. It would be appreciated if pedestrian users of the park could avoid this entrance during the deliveries and use the two other entry points off Carver Hill Road and Wordsworth Road where possible.