The construction of the office accommodation at the Fletton Quays site is well underway.

It follows four months of preparations to clear the ground ready for building work to begin.

The Fletton Quays scheme, being brought forward by Peterborough Investment Partnership (PIP), will see high-quality new homes, offices, a hotel, restaurant, leisure and retail facilities make use of outstanding views across the River Nene in Peterborough’s city centre.

The structural steel frame for the new offices is under construction as well as the concrete casing for the building’s lift shaft section.

Additionally, the Grade II Listed engine and goods sheds on the site have now been restored to their original condition including new Welsh slate roofing.

Councillor John Holdich, Leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “If you have passed by the site in recent weeks you can’t fail to have noticed the large cranes and construction vehicles busily going about their work.

“With the preparation works now complete the new buildings can now begin to go up and Fletton Quays will really start to take shape.

“Once complete, this will be a fantastic addition to Peterborough and an important part of our vision for a vibrant city centre.”

The offices will continue to be built over the summer. Work on the multi-story car-park is scheduled to begin in autumn 2017 and be complete in early 2018.

The plans for Fletton Quays also include new improved cycle and pedestrian links along the south bank, newly created public open space and a dedicated wildlife area.

PIP is a joint venture formed by Peterborough City Council and the GB Strategic Land Fund which aims to support the sustained growth and development of local communities across the city.

The joint venture has recently been shortlisted for an award at this year’s national Planning Awards, with the Fletton Quays scheme nominated for the Award for Partnership Working. The Planning Awards will take be held on 21 June at the Savoy Place in London where the winners will be announced.

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