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A great deal of activity has been taking place at the site of the new £40m Radcliffe Hub, paving the way for a new town centre and enhanced public services.

Since the start of 2024, Radcliffe has taken a huge leap forward on the road to its future regeneration.

  • The tired buildings on the site of the £40m Radcliffe Hub have been demolished and the site has been cleared, ready for foundation works to begin during the springtime.
  • At Radcliffe Market enabling works are being undertaken in the basement and a new gable wall has been built.
  • At Market Chambers scaffolding is in place and internal and external repair work is being carried out.
  • Around the construction site, hoardings have been erected with attractive panels installed to improve their appearance and showcase Radcliffe and the community.

Town centre businesses

Radcliffe Market will be open throughout the duration of the work and other town centre businesses will be trading as usual too. Please show your local traders your support - eat, drink, shop local. 

The next chapter

During Spring 2024 the project will move from the enabling works phase to the construction phase.

Update for July 2024

Radcliffe Hub

  • Pile mat and piling works to create deep foundations for the pool, basement and Clip ‘n’ Climb areas to be completed
  • Excavations continue to create the basement areas of the Hub

Radcliffe Market and Basement

  • No works planned in the Market Hall
  • Piling and other works to strengthen and enhance the Market basement foundation are underway

Market Chambers

  • The structural remediation and replacement works to the roof are continuing
  • Repairs to the external brickwork continue
  • The last of the non-structural parts of the ground floor and basement, such as plaster and flooring, will be removed to prepare the area for redecorating and refurbishment
  • The former TSB basement walls have been demolished, underground substructure works for the new Market Link Building have begun.
  • Internal steel support works continue to strengthen the structure of the building

BT diversion

  • BT diversion works are complete

Future key stages

How disruption will be kept to a minimum

Demolition work

  • A dust and noise monitoring station (with alarms) will be in operation
  • Water suppression will be used to minimise dust in the air
  • Dust extraction cubes will clean/remove airborne dust particles.

Piling

  • A noise and vibration monitoring station (with alarms) will be in operation
  • CFA (Continuous Flight Auger) piles will be used which drill and concrete in one continuous operation enabling faster installation