Buildings demolished to make way for Station Link Road will be recycledBy Julie Spencer
March 21, 2013
Two buildings due to be demolished to make way for Wokingham’s station link road scheme will be recycled.
Brick, glass, wood, metal and plastic at Numbers 48 and 50 Reading Road will be reused as part of Wokingham Borough’s Council green pledge.
The properties, one of which was the former home of Rethink Mental Illness, Wokingham Community Support, mark the spot where the new link road will meet the A329.
Demolition will start at the end of the month and concrete-based products will be crushed and reused on site while 90 per cent of other materials will be recycled.
Work on the new road, part of the multi-million pound redevelopment of the station, will start in the autumn.
Hoardings are already up and trees and Japanese knotweed have been removed along the route.
Councillor Angus Ross, executive member for the environment, said measures were being taken to minimise disruption to people living close to the site.
He said: “This will be a sensitive dismantling so that materials in the buildings can be recycled if they are suitable, and to limit the sort of noise levels you’d usually associate with a demolition.”