Main Contractor Appointed

Aggregate Industries Construction  has been appointed as the Principal Contractor to carry out the works to The Parade, Watford.  They  have a wealth of experience delivering high quality schemes in busy urban environments including Birmingham City Centre Interchange, Stratford Town Centre, Pac Square Leicester and Retford Market Square Nottinghamshire.

Works will begin on 2 April to the top part of the town (Rickmansworth Road to Clarendon Road) , running until the end of March 2014. The work will be phased, with traffic & pedestrian restrictions in place. Access to shops will be maintained at all times. The contractor will be meeting with local businesses and will strive to keep any disruption to a minimum.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience the works may cause but we are sure you are as excited as us to see the final scheme in place!

If you have any questions or queries relating to the works then please contact Philip Priest, Public Liaison, Aggregate Industries Construction, on tel: 07927 756620. For more information on the scheme, please visit www.whatifwatford.wordpress.com

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4 Responses to “Main Contractor Appointed”


  1. 1 Sue April 25, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    I have two queries. (1) Why is there a fence around the row of 6 trees in front of the shops facing the pond (including the pasta restaurant)? (2) What are you going to do with the glass blocks with people’s handprints/messages on them that have been removed from the demolished sculpture at the top end of the pond? Thanks.

    • 2 lauraormerod May 13, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Hi Sue, thanks for your query. The fencing you have seen on The Parade is in place to allow the beginning stages of the works. The scheme will be decluttering The Parade and simplifying the number of paving materials used. One part of this involves reclaiming existing Yorkstone paving and re using it further down The Parade. You will begin to see works taking place throughout the site area over the coming weeks. We will be updating the website with news on the project here as it progresses: https://whatifwatford.wordpress.com/news-and-updates/

      In addition you asked about the glass blocks. These have been carefully removed and stored by Watford Borough Council who plan to re use them as part of a future project, as yet undecided.

      • 3 Sue May 19, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        Thanks for the info, Laura. It’s good to hear that the glass blocks will be re-used. Not necessarily good news about the york stone removal from around those trees, though, as the stones just seem to have been replaced by tarmac! Or is that only temporary?

      • 4 lauraormerod May 24, 2013 at 11:15 am

        Hi Sue,

        The temporary tarmac surfacing has been laid temporarily, to allow the Imagine Watford festival to take place, and to give those businesses affected a respite from works outside their shops. It will be replaced with high quality Granite paving following the festival.

        Many thanks


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